- Design/Build Project
- Silver Level LEED Certified
- 16,150 square feet
- 7 month completion
The design of our new headquarters encompassed a wide range of sustainable and energy efficient design and construction concepts and methods. The construction site was chosen and engineered carefully to reduce the environmental impact of the project during and after the construction. Some of the many sustainability objectives of the project are: reduction of water usage, reduction of waste through recycling, conservation of resources by using materials with high recycled content, usage of regionally manufactured materials. The design of the new building utilized the existing structure in order to reduce demolition waste and reduce a need for new resources. At the same time, the new building envelope was designed to maximize energy conservation through the use of high-efficiency insulation and fenestration.
Energy efficiency was also a leading factor in the design of the building's HVAC and electrical systems, including sophisticated lighting control systems, which not only improves the company's energy bill, but also the occupants overall well-being. Numerous indoor air quality and occupant comfort measures were introduced, to include increased ventilation, improved thermal control, abundance of daylight and views to the outdoors from most occupied spaces. Finally, North Branch Construction established an education program, based on their experience with the new facility, which is being used to promote sustainability and energy efficiency ideas among the North Branch employees, clients and business partners.