As building owners, operators, and developers adapt to a hybrid work model, creating a welcoming office space is more important than ever. In an article for Propmodo’s Perspectives series, ESD now Stantec Senior Acoustics Project Manager Scott Hamilton shares his views on the evolution of the open office and why acoustics play such a critical role to the health, comfort, and productivity of returning workers. (Learn more about open office design.)
Capital One is committed to sustainability and the health and wellness of their employees. ESD made sure Capital One could meet that commitment in a Minnesota building – and our work was so successful it won a top award.
Capital One-Thomas Edison Offices and Health Center in Saint Cloud, Minn. won the USGBC West North Central Region 2019 Award of Excellence for Innovative Project, Interiors. Tim Zelazny, of ESD’s Energy+Eco team, helped the space reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, reduce waste and water consumption and perform a Fitwel gap analysis to highlight health and wellness strategies pursued.
The challenge was to achieve LEED Silver without major upgrades to the base building HVAC and plumbing. The design was to be sustainable and a celebration of culture and place for the tenant fit-out, which spans two buildings and four floors and includes a health center for access to quality care
A jury for the West North Central region of USGBC communities thoroughly examined each nomination, awarding points for leadership approach, strategies that push the envelope of green design, resolving challenges with innovative solutions and high performance.