Originally published in Interiors & Sources

05/01/2008

Do the Wave

 
SAN DIEGO - The new corporate office/warehouse facility for Hunter Industries was named "Sustainable Communities Champion" by SDG&E during its recent 2008 Energy Showcase Awards for the design of its highly energy-efficient headquarters facility located in San Marcos, CA.

Smith Consulting Architects provided full architectural services for the design build project, located on Melrose Drive in San Marcos, CA. The project is anticipated to achieve either a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver or Gold certification within the next few months.

The new corporate office/warehouse facility for Hunter Industries also was chosen by the California Center for Sustainable Energy as a winner in the Special Achievement by a Medium to Large Business category in the recent 2007 San Diego Excellence in Energy (SANDEE) Awards.

Hunter Industries is one of the world's leading manufacturers of water-efficient landscape irrigation equipment. Recently completed, Hunter Industries' new state-of-the-art facility houses its sales, marketing, customer service and distribution warehouse.

Designed to be 22-percent more energy efficient than Title 24, the building incorporates two rooftop photovoltaic systems, an 80-kilowatt system owned by Hunter Industries, which provides 100 percent of the lighting needs for the building, and a 102-kilowatt system owned by SDG&E that provides locally generated renewable energy for the grid.

The building also utilizes daylight harvesting units to provide its daytime lighting needs. To reduce heat gain, a solar cool bronze insulted glazing system and "greenwave wall" were installed. The "wall" is composed of a metal grid supporting vines that in turn block the sun's heat from the exterior wall.

Estimates predict that Hunter Industries will offset 302-665 lbs/year of carbon dioxide emissions and save $35,600 in annual energy costs.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
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