ATLANTA — ASHRAE held a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on its new global headquarters renovation.
The event marked the beginning of the renovation on a two-story, 66,700 square-foot building, located at 180 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The project is expected to be completed by late summer, with ASHRAE’s approximately 125 person staff scheduled to move into the new headquarters building by October 2020.
Separate donor recognition and public events will be held throughout the course of the project, starting with an initial donor recognition at the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 1-5, 2020.
“Our new headquarters project will showcase ASHRAE's best practices and help us achieve our vision of a healthy and sustainable environment for all,” said 2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng. “Because of the support of generous donors through ASHRAE’s building campaign, we are able to make this project a reality.”
Features such as water efficient plumbing and landscape, energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems, as well as the ability to harness on site energy production and be a net-zero-energy ready building were clearly defined as project requirements.
“ASHRAE's new headquarters will serve as a model of how to successfully renovate an older, less-efficient building into a showcase example of a state-of-the-art energy-efficient office building,” said Building Ad Hoc Committee Chair Ginger Scoggins. “I am proud to serve on the ad hoc committee of this important project and even more proud of the powerful statement it will make regarding sustainable renovation of the existing building stock.”
“The plans for this project incorporate some of ASHRAE’s most well-known indoor air quality and energy standards and the end result will be a building that will offer a cutting edge, tangible example of sustainability in action,” said Technical Advisory Subcommittee Chair Tim McGinn.
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