16,500 GSF, 1530 M2
Architecture, Engineering, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Design, Programming
LEED for New Construction & Major Renovations (NC)LEED-NC-Platinum, Net-Zero(Net-Zero)
2013 Green GOOD DESIGN Award - Green Architecture, Award of Merit - Energy, Award of Merit -- Commercial Office Under 25,000 sf, PRIDE Awards
2030 challenge, adaptive re-use, cool roof, culture, daylighting, daylighting analysis, deep green, efficiency, efficient lighting, energy, energy efficiency, energy modeling, evaporative cooling, exterior sun shading, flexibility, focus, green design, high-efficiency irrigation, high-performance glazing, high-performance lighting, indoor environmental quality, innovation, interiors, leadership in energy and environmental design, leed, lighting controls, living building challenge, low-impact development, mixed-mode ventilation, multi-generational office, natural ventilation, net-zero energy, passive cooling, performance, photovoltaic, quality of light, renewable energy, renovation, repositioning, solar thermal system, sustainability, sustainable building, sustainable design, sustainable material, thermal chimney, transit-oriented development, united states green building council, usgbc, workplace, workspace design, workstyle
Combining the efforts of two firms with commitments to green building can produce remarkable results, as is the case with DPR Construction's Phoenix Regional Office. Faced with a lease renewal, DPR opted to relocate its Phoenix operations and set a high-bar for themselves: to create a zero-energy workplace in the desert.
DPR selected a non-descript building centrally located in a re-emerging district, notable only for having once been an adult-themed boutique. SmithGroupJJR and DPR incorporated a wide range of green building solutions, including a passive cooling system--comprised of a solar chimney, four evaporative-cooling shower towers, eight Big Ass Fans® and 87 operable windows—reducing AC requirements. Solatubes® infuse the workspace with daylight and reduce lighting loads by 70%, while a "Vampire” shut-off switch cuts off 90% of plug loads at night. Online monitoring systems allow staff to track and view energy and water use in real-time.
In the end, the transformation yielded a high performance, employee-focused office environment—a living laboratory of green design—and Arizona's first commercial net-zero-energy office building.
ILFI Case Study
International Living Future Institute profiles DPR Construction's Phoenix regional office
Lucid Building Dashboard
Check out DPR's Lucid Building Dashboard to see live, up-to-the-minute water, gas and electric usage.
DPR Phoenix Office Video
DPR Construction office able to produce more energy than it consumes