MATERIALS AND SOURCES: / CONCRETE / Erie Haven, Fort Wayne, Ind., (260) 478-1674 / STEEL / NUCOR, Charlotte, N.C., www.nucor.com / INSULATION / Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio, www.owenscorning.com / METAL WALL PANELS / MeTecno-Morin, Bristol, Conn., www.morincorp.com / GLASS / Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., www.viracon.com / DRYWALL / USG, Chicago, www.usg.com / ROOF DECK / Epic Metals, Rankin, Pa., www.epicmetals.com / BAMBOO / Smith & Fong Plyboo, San Francisco, www.plyboo.com / CEILING TILE / Armstrong, Lancaster, Pa., www.armstrong.com / PAINTS AND COATINGS / ICI Group, Huron, Ohio, www.ici.com / FLOORING AND CARPET / Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, S.C., www.milliken.com; Tandus, Dalton, Ga., www.tandus.com; and Lees, Glasgow, Va., www.leescarpets.com GREEN POINTS: Sweetwater Sound is the fourth-largest musical instrument and pro-audio retailer in the world. It recently completed a 180,000-square-foot (16722-m2) facility that features a 250-seat auditorium and performance theater with four separate sound systems combined with three new recording studios. Sales offices are clad in bamboo, and other rapidly renewable materials were used throughout the facility. A reflective, white roof and insulated, heat-treated glass is used on the building to reduce solar heat gain and limit the cooling load placed on the building’s mechanical systems. Light sensors automatically adjust the amount of light as necessary. Roof insulation increases energy efficiency. The facility is vying for LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.
Project provided by Sweetwater Sound, www.sweetwatersound.com