The new Dominion office facility features numerous sustainable measures that enhance productivity while lessening its environmental impact.
The 12,000 square foot building includes materials such as high efficiency doors and windows, energy efficient lighting, and low VOC/recycled construction materials. Cellulose insulation, made from recycled newspaper, increases its energy efficiency. Water fixtures lower the building’s water use by 30% over a standard office building, while a high reflectivity roof reduces the “heat island effect” to reduce energy consumption in the warmer months. Natural daylighting provides an aesthetic comfort on the inside, while recycled stone veneer and siding beautify the exterior. Occupancy sensors monitor heating and lighting to augment productivity through “smart” technology. The facility’s site plan features water efficient landscaping and stormwater management. Our design team is also subcontracted enhanced commissioning for the building to ensure that lighting and HVAC systems function properly before occupancy
This building design exceeded our client’s initial expectation and achieved LEED® Gold Certification.