The 21,000 sq.ft. regional headquarters includes a 2-storey office and a 25-foot high single-storey warehouse building.
At the center of the building’s sustainable strategies is a geo-exchange loop system which includes a series of 200-foot deep vertical boreholes beneath the parking lot and a 30-ton water-to-water heat pump. This system provides heat in the winter and acts as a heat sink in the summer. A 98% efficient gas-fired boiler provides any additional heating loads required by the building.
A centrally located interactive dashboard in the main lobby displays the building’s energy consumption, including water consumption, energy used for ventilation, heating and cooling, equipment and plug loads, as well as the energy recovered from the ground and waste heat. This allows the building occupants and visitors to monitor the actual energy consumption and carbon footprint of the building.