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ABB Renovation Project

Role: LEED Consultant and Project Administrator

Rating: LEED BD&C Silver Certification

ABB, Inc. is located on a 15 acre site at 16250 Glendale Drive, New Berlin, WI. Sustainable Building Solutions served as the LEED Consultant and Project Administrator for this 160,000 square foot multi-phased commercial renovation and expansion of both their office and manufacturing operations all executed in an occupied environment. This facility is the cornerstone of ABB Automation Products’ product development, applications design, manufacturing and servicing of AC and DC drives, control systems, motors, generators, and power conditioning and power quality systems. The project earned LEED for New Construction/Major Renovation Silver certified project.

Maximizing re‐use of the existing building was paramount for this renovation that included major interior, exterior and site work improvements throughout. Key upgrades included new front office conference areas, a company store, an applications lab, new office building façade, a new work café with grab ‘n go kitchen, employee break areas, employee restrooms, a new main entry lobby focused on customer experience, and a new production employee secured entrance. Over 25,000 square feet of full-scale interior demolition and renovations coupled with rebuilding the exterior façade with a high performance envelope of new structural support framing, weather barrier system, aluminum composite panels and storefront glazing was completed in only 15 weeks. A new receiving addition and north site access road were built and their Research & Development Labs were expanded and renovated. All new mechanical/HVAC systems and controls were installed and helped the project achieve the LEED Silver certification.

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