The base building phase was designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification standards, as outlined by the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition, the office building fit-up phase is being designed to achieve WELL certification from the International WELL Building Institute – a tool that determines a building’s health based on several factors, such as air quality, water use, natural light and fitness.
“A WELL building certification indicates that a workspace has been designed to provide employees and tenants with better enjoyment and overall employee satisfaction within the working environment,” Catanzaro said.
The building features a 5,000-square-foot server room, 15,000-square foot kitchen and café space, chilled-beam HVAC systems, and water savings measures that are 25 percent above code requirements. The building also includes energy efficient lighting and control systems, and a 500 KVA generator for standby power.
“The mechanical cooling systems for the building consist of an active chilled beam cooling system which includes a hydronic-based system that provides higher efficiently levels then an air-based cooling/heating system,” Catanzaro said. “The HVAC system includes high-efficiency chilled beam and perimeter fine tube radiation system.”
To provide the company—and its customers—with peace of mind, the electrical design for the NOCC and BOCC spaces is completely backed up by generator power.