As the first LEED certified building in Houston, and the fifth in all of Texas, the SpawGlass Construction Corporate Headquarters building is built to achieve efficiency. With LEED 2.0 Silver Certification for surpassing the basics, this sustainable building furthers the green building movement, and provides the owner with a competitive edge and recognition. In the project’s initial stages, the office was designed to be a basic Tilt-Up structure. However, the architect suggested taking the design to the next level. The resultant Tilt-Up plan provided not only a sustainable building method compatible with LEED guidelines, but also allowed for fast-track construction. The building was completed in a mere seven months.
Reflective white Tilt-Up walls and a light-colored roof also further the building’s efficiency, and the structure makes use of abundant glass (via architectural features such as glazed-aluminum curtain walls at the main entry and glazed-aluminum clerestory windows at each floor bay) to provide natural daylighting for the interior.
Approximately 78 percent of construction waste was recycled, and the project made use of recycled (44 percent) and locally manufactured (51 percent) materials wherever possible. Excelling in employee satisfaction and overall productivity, this green building outperforms the competition.
Houston, TX 77041
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