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Work begins on ASHRAE HQ renovation

USA: ASHRAE today held a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on its new global headquarters renovation. 

The event marked the beginning of the renovation on a two-story, 66,700ft² (6196m²) building, at Peachtree Corners, Georgia. 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.

“Our new headquarters project will showcase ASHRAE’s best practices and help us achieve our vision of a healthy and sustainable environment for all,” said 2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl K Boyce. 

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

“ASHRAE’s new headquarters will serve as a model of how to successfully renovate an older, less-efficient building into a showcase example of a state-of-the-art energy-efficient office building,” said Building Ad Hoc committee chair Ginger Scoggins.

“The plans for this project incorporate some of ASHRAE’s most well-known indoor air quality and energy standards and the end result will be a building that will offer a cutting edge, tangible example of sustainability in action,” said technical advisory subcommittee chair Tim McGinn.

In attendance at the groundbreaking event were members of ASHRAE’s Building ad hoc and technical advisory subcommittee. Also present were representatives from Houser Walker Architecture and Integral Group, the design team working on the project, and representatives from Collins Project Management (project management), Skanska (construction manager at risk) and Epsten Group (commissioning agent).

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