McKinney Green Building
This speculative office building features a number of significant sustainable design elements that contributed to its LEED Platinum rating. A 62 percent reduction in energy use was realized due to an energy-efficient building envelope, use of sunshade devices, an underfloor air distribution system, efficient fenestration and high insulation R-value for roof and walls. A rooftop photovoltaic system supplies approximately 10 percent of the building's electric demand, and can accommodate future expansion. Occupancy and daylight sensors control lighting and energy, while an open plan design maximizes daylight filtration and views to the outdoors. Exterior sunshades bounce daylight deep into the building core.
Waterless urinals and low-flow toilets and faucets reduce water usage, as does drought-tolerant landscaping. An underground stormwater system is used for rainwater harvesting. Low- or no-VOC paints, adhesives and sealants were used, as were formaldehyde-free wood panels and FSC-certified wood products. Approximately 45 percent of the materials used were manufactured regionally, and 11 percent were made with post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content.
HDR Engineering relocated one of its local offices to the new building upon completion.
- Sustainable Features: Alternative Energy, Bike Racks, Certified Wood, Daylighting & Views, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management Plan, Innovative Wastewater Technologies, LEED Platinum, Local/Regional Materials, Low-Emitting Materials, Occupant Lighting Control, Occupant Thermal Control, Photovoltaics, Recycled-content Materials, Renewable Energy On-site, Stormwater Management, Water Efficient Landscaping, Water Use Reduction
- Type of Construction: New Construction
- Size: 61,000 SF
- Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Site Design, Sustainable Design Consulting
- Project Components: Lobby, Outdoor Gathering Space, Shelled Space, Surface Parking
- Project Type: Commercial Office Buildings
- Related Projects: Architecture, Commercial Office, Workplace