Our corporate headquarters represents how we've set the next-generation standard for high-performance building design, construction and operations. Discover more by going to our website's OUR SUSTAINABILITY page or scrolling down to see how we're living green with LEED gold.
We're proud of the sustainable design and construction that went into our new headquarters. Key sustainable features include:
Powered by Solar | Atop of our new headquarters sits a 94kW ballasted solar photovoltaic system. The system features five SolarEdge Technologies Inc. inverters and (294) REC Group 320w modules. It is projected to offset an estimated up to 39.1% of our electric energy consumption. That’s saving over 93 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year!
Daylight Harvesting | Floor to ceiling, energy-efficient windows throughout the C.D. Smtih headquarters optimize daylight to reduce energy consumption by offsetting the amount of electricity lightly needed to properly light spaces in the building.
Automated Building Controls | Tracking and metering systems allow for decreased operating costs, enhanced system performance, energy savings, increased comfort and increased building infrastructure control.
Waste Reduction and Recycling | Reusable cups are located in cafes. Recycling Stations are located throughout the building, along with bottle filling stations. Office employees are making a valiant effort to go paperless.
Prairie in Progress | As a part of our green initiatives, C.D. Smith is practicing sustainable landscaping. Native planting takes two to three years to develop and requires maintenance for the plants to successfully establish. Maintenance may include mowing, weed management, and prescribed burning. The land surrounding the building will look different throughout the season and every year.
We went for LEED Gold®, and now we're living green in the best possible way. According to the USGBC LEED Project Directory, the C.D. Smith Corporate Office is the first recognized LEED BD+C: New Construction-v4 Gold Certified building in Wisconsin, the next-generation standard for green building design, construction, operations and performance.
The April 2020 announcement of our Gold level LEED certification positioned us as one of only nine buildings (to fulfill this building category's requirements) in the entire country. Discover more details about this amazing accomplishment and what drives our desire to meet the needs of sustainable building at the blog post: New Corporate Office Achieves LEED Gold® Certification.
C.D. Smith Construction opened the doors to their new 50,000 SF Corporate Office in May of 2019. The new facility represents the company’s skills offered to clients in trades, sustainability and modern construction. From floor to ceiling, C.D. Smith’s self-performed trades are showcased through exposed steel beams, concrete board-form walls, floating repurposed wood staircases and polished concrete flooring.
The C.D. Smith Corporate Office exemplifies next-generation standards for green building with efficient building materials and for its location, energy usage and indoor environmental quality. C.D. Smith’s new open-concept headquarters also features multiple work areas for collaboration, training and event space for 100+ people and two fitness rooms with 24/7 team member access.