Latimer Sommers & Associates, P.A.
3639 SW Summerfield Dr
Topeka, KS 66614
Latimer, Sommers & Associates has had great experience in energy-conserving design dating back to the 1970’s when its former subsidiary, Energy Management and Control Corporation (EMC2) was formed. EMC2’s focus was technical assistance reports, energy conservation measures, cogeneration, biomass, and commissioning of systems. These roots have allowed LSA to be on the forefront of energy-prudent design since that time.
Now, with the sustainable design resurgence, LSA finds itself in familiar territory and it continues to assist owners and design teams in meeting project goals. This includes not only energy-conscious systems, but the entire sustainable philosophy with water conservation and re-use, active and passive lighting controls, and innovative solutions to each project.
Pioneer President’s Place, Salina, Kansas – This was the fifth project in Kansas to be LEED certified. The historic status of the building positions it uniquely among the few historic LEED certified buildings nationwide. The project consists of two former 1920’s schools retrofitted to senior housing.
USDA Office in Manhattan – This project consists of a 12,300 square foot office building serving field office needs for the Owner. A combination of water-saving plumbing fixtures, lighting schemes, and recycled materials create a building that has low-impact to the environment and allowed a Silver Level Certification. LSA was the Project Administrator on this project coordinating the Project Team’s LEED efforts.
Westar Service Center in Lawrence – This unique 56,000 square foot facility contains office functions, a warehouse, and service truck bays. The Owner’s obvious desire for an all electrical installation presented challenges for an energy efficient design. A ground-source heat pump system, lighting controls, water-saving plumbing systems, and close monitoring of usage allowed this project to be Silver Certified. This is the first LEED facility in Lawrence and LSA played the role of Project Administrator on this project as well.
Armed Forces Readiness Center in Wichita – This project is in the design process and will be LEED certified when complete.