VALLOUREC & MANNESMANN TUBES - LEED certified corporate offices 13,000 sf in Houston, Texas
Currently under construction, this almost 39,000 square foot office space is located in the DNA Westway II building at the intersection of Clay Road and the Sam Houston Tollway in Houston, Texas. The location was selected to reduce the commute time and distance for the employees, thereby reducing the environmental impact of personal vehicle use.
The building’s extensive glazing allowed for a 25% reduction in lighting power density. 75% of regularly occupied spaces are exposed to daylighting and 100% have direct views to the outside. The project team has designed a waste management plan to divert more than 75% of all construction waste away from landfills.
The project is located in an area with a development density of more than 100,000 square feet per acre, reducing its contribution to sprawl. Additional strategies intended to reduce the environmental impact of the office space include the specification of efficient plumbing fixtures to reduce the project’s use of potable water by 35% compared with conventional offices, movable walls systems to reduce the financial and environmental costs for future remodeling projects, the selection of materials with high recycled content, FSC certified wood flooring and paneling and the selection of low VOC adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, carpeting and furniture.
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