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Krause Gateway Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

DES MOINES, IA — Krause Gateway Center in Des Moines Western Gateway has earned LEED Gold certification.

The building was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with OPN Architects and constructed by Ryan Companies with sustainable strategies such as: fully automated LED lighting systems, a green roof with 16,000 native plantings, and building overhangs and sunshades that control heat and reduce energy usage.

LEED Gold buildings emit 34 percent less CO2 and use 25 percent less water than conventional buildings, on average.

The five-story building features wall-to-wall expanses of glass to allow natural light into the building and views out to the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Garden and skyline of Downtown Des Moines. The center also features an open office floor-plan to foster collaboration and flexibility; a multi-purpose room for all-company gatherings and events; a conference center and outdoor meeting spaces; a game room; a fitness center and locker rooms; underground parking for associates; and space to display the Krause’s art collection. Completed in 2018, the building serves as the corporate headquarters for Krause Group, parent company of convenience store chain, Kum & Go.

“We are thrilled that the Krause Gateway Center has been awarded Gold LEED Certification," said Niki Mason, Senior Vice President of Store Development at Kum & Go. "Sustainability was one of our core guiding principles of the design, construction and continues in our operation of the building. This was a tremendous team effort by all of those involved in the design and construction to achieve this level of LEED.”

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