An 8,000 s.f. Office Building designed to house the company's corporate headquarters. Although never certified, this building was a LEED registered project and constructed with the following Sustainable Design Strategies:
Daylighting: View windows and/or transom windows provide a connection for occupants to the outdoor environment and contribute to a healthy and productive workplace.
Water Use Reduction: Water use in this building is reduced by 37% of what would be normal in a conventional building. Strategies included use of Waterless Urinals, Low-Flow Shower Heads, and Electronic-Eye activated hand-wash faucets.
Optimized Energy Performance: Energy consumption is reduced by 47% over a conventional building. This is accomplished through the use of several innovative techniques, including; the use of a ground source heat pump, direct digital control system, permanent insulating forms in foundation walls, direct/indirect lighting fixtures controlled by daylight and occupancy sensors.
Construction Waste Management: By minimizing typical product packaging and through recycling programs on site, almost 75% of the normal construction waste was diverted from the landfill.
Use of Materials with Recycled Content: Examples of materials with recycled content used in construction include acoustic ceiling panels, carpeting, ceramic tile, exterior decking, insulation, fly ash in concrete, and steel reinforcing bar in foundations.
Use of Certified Wood: This project as strived to use at least 50% of all wood products as Certified Wood, including framing lumber and plywood products, as well as the wood decking visible over the Board Room and Lobby areas.