ASHRAE Breaks Ground on Global Headquarters Renovation Project

ASHRAE recently held a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on its new global headquarters renovation located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

The event marked the beginning of the renovation on a two-story, 66,700-square-foot building. 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 Feb. 1-5.

Features such as water-efficient plumbing and landscape, energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, as well as the ability to harness onsite energy production and be a net-zero, energy-ready building were clearly defined as project requirements. Project requirements also include:

  • Operation and maintenance needs, featuring an easily maintainable and secure facility that has low operations and maintenance costs
  • Excellent indoor environmental quality requirements that facilitate occupants’ productivity by providing a comfortable environment, good HVAC system performance
  • Good space utilization, good acoustical qualities, unified interior style and high durability of finishes
  • Design criteria that meets and, in some cases, exceeds the requirements set forth in ASHRAE Standards 62, 90.1, and follows the guidelines as set forth in the new ASHRAE Advanced Energy Guideline for Office Buildings
  • A work environment that enhances the general health, fitness and well-being of the workforce
  • Sustainability which may be substantiated through available certification programs such as LEED, Green Globes, Fitwell or WELL Building or Living Building Challenge

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