At A Glance:
Location: Bloomington, IN
Size: 82,000 sq. ft.
Type: New Construction
Services: Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing, Interiors, Energy, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Sustainable Design
Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. identified the need for a new headquarters building, through a year-long strategic master plan effort that would pay particular attention to energy usage and consumption. Schmidt Associates produced a plan accommodating Hoosier Energy’s unique business model and designed a modern, prairie-style structure located in a heavily wooded site. The prairie elements include long horizontal roof lines, the use of brick masonry as a means of exterior structural expression, and windows in darker colors which visually recede, giving the roof a floating effect. With LED lighting, geothermal heating and cooling, and natural light illumination in work spaces, the modernized building will consume nearly 45 percent less energy than a comparable building of this application and size. The resulting building is LEED Gold Certified, delivering on Hoosier Energy’s goals for a headquarters designed around energy use and consumption.
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