Steelcase’s Wood Manufacturing Plant serves as a benchmark to the building industry, as one of the most environmentally sound industrial plants in the nation.
This $26 million plant was the first LEED Silver-certified industrial facility in the United States. Building frame is 90% recycled steel and 20% of all materials used in the building are recycled.
The plant exterior is constructed of pre-cast concrete walls that don’t require paint or sealant, eliminating a potential source of future emissions. Skylights and large windows provide abundant natural light, decreasing reliance on artificial lighting and reducing energy consumption.
Design/Build delivery system resulted in a savings of over $3 million in project costs.