ENERGY INSPECTORS CORPORATE HQ BUILDING
NOVUS Architecture designed a net-zero, LEED Gold project that is a model for energy conservation. The building program includes office space, multi-purpose training rooms, a video production room, and material testing laboratories. The design features an open and flexible work environment with high ceilings open to the structure above, operable windows, and daylighting controls. Each space has ample natural daylighting and views with access to thermal comfort controls.
The team explored a variety of exterior building materials including Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS), Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF's), and Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) panels as well as more traditional materials such as insulated metal panels and EIFS. A large Building Integrated Photovoltaic array is central to achieving the net-zero energy goal. The design team successfully met the goals of reducing building energy consumption by 48% and reducing water consumption by 50%. A Construction Waste Management Plan diverted over 90% of construction waste from landfill, ultimately recycling it into other products. The project was completed in 2016.