The Goal: From project on-set we wanted to evaluate true sustainable space development from several different angles. High quality material selections that would blend into our current space, re-use of existing materials, integration into existing system infrastructure, material sourcing and durability, cost-effective methods of blending old with new, furniture selection, energy efficiency, controllability, access to high quality views and natural light, breakout and functional collaboration space, seamless technology integration, flexible work conditions, and ultimately employee wellness and enhanced productivity. We were committed to using LEED as a framework for meeting our high sustainable design and construction goals. The LEED program was an integral part of our decision making process.
The Culture: Simply put, we have a terrific crew dedicated to their craft. A team that is accountable to each other can work independently and collectively as needed to deliver exceptional product our customers have grown to expect. As such, we set out to create a space that works to foster new ideas and learning, enhance the SBP “lifestyle” and overall quality of work life and occupant health.
At SBP we invest in our people. We have a community treadmill desk that gets heavy usage, intense foosball competitions, cube badminton, and a dedicated game room that hosts afternoon dance sessions, gaming and dartboard matches. We incorporate timely group activities like Nationals games, apple picking, building and vendor service tours, on-site / in office workflow, group lunches and outdoor potlucks to name a few. There’s always something to look forward to at SBP!
The Location: During planning and research, SBP took into consideration the resources and expenses of moving to a new location, access to major transportation networks, walking distance to metro, vicinity to high quality retail & dining, and mitigation of production downtime when considering our new home. Fortunately, the search did not lead us to far from our previous location of Merrifield, Virginia; a vibrant and growing community to live, work, and play. In fact we were able to significantly enhance and expand our space without moving or temporarily relocating.
The Result: We were able to achieve a top shelf fit-out through effective space planning, sustainable design, and strategic construction phasing. We achieved the prestigious LEED Platinum Certification for our space celebrating and recognizing our choices to create a truly sustainable workplace that meets our current program needs and will offer flexibility going forward.
material costs from rapidly renewable resources
materials and finishes with recycled content
reduction in potable water use
materials manufactured regionally
all furniture reused
savings with high efficiency lighting, occupancy and daylighting controls
nonstructural building materials reused
all wood Forest Stewardship Council certified
construction waste diverted from landfill
regularly occupied areas have access to outdoor views
office equipment is ENERGY STAR
green power purchase for two years
low/no VOC paints, sealants and adhesives
Top 6% of all LEED for Commercial Interiors activity