Turtle Bay Admin. Bldg

A private agency building containing 14,000 sq.ft. of high-end office space.  The building was designed to incorporate state-of-the-art green technologies to afford minimal environmental impact.  The structure incorporates low cement content "Rammed Earth" wall and sidewalk sections, durable concrete Hardipanel siding, exposed interior structural components and natural lighting provided by high-efficiency windows.  The original design called for geo-source heat pumps, but after testing one 250 ft. well, it was determined that the shale substrate would not provide adequate heat transmission.  High efficiency standard HVAC systems were incorporated into the project.