Historic Renovation and Adaptive Use for Inmar and Wexford Technologies Design Achieves LEED Platinum

Published Oct 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014

Working with Wexford Science + Technologies, Design Collective’s innovative design for Inmar’s corporate headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C. has garnered LEED Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, under the Core & Shell program. This 250,000 SF historic renovation and adaptive use project transformed a former R.J. Reynolds tobacco manufacturing plant into a modern workplace for a dynamic and fast-paced technology company. The formerly dark, industrial building is now a brightly lit work environment that can accommodate up to 1,000 employees, featuring a series of atrium spaces that dramatically increases natural light and enhances the energy performance of the building shell. The unique design maintained 89% of the existing building structure while adding two new floors within the historic building. The building was constructed using 30% recycled content and 26% locally-sourced materials.  During the 12 month construction schedule, 97% of waste was diverted from landfills. The building systems also feature a 33% energy cost savings and a 46% water use reduction over the baseline design. In addition to the environmental achievements of the project, the project received the National Park Service’s distinction of having met the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation of historic buildings.

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