Sustainable Concrete – Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Institute
Regional Best: Award of Merit in Office/Retail/Mixed-Use – ENR
Sustainable Design Award – IIDA
Workspace Innovation Showcase: Large Organization Category – Spaces Indiana
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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“Schmidt Associates further assisted Hoosier Energy with implementation of the strategic plan. Schmidt worked hand-in-hand with Hoosier Energy’s stakeholder teams to understand critical space adjacencies for a very diverse work force; but also to fully understand our very unique industry-specific space needs from power marketing to communications. Knowing that specific details may not have been volunteered by stakeholders, Schmidt took extra steps to ask the right types of questions to ensure that every space requirement was understood.”