Green Building Initiative (GBI) recently announced the winners of the second annual national Green Globes Project of the Year awards. Ferguson Enterprise’s HQ3 in Newport News, VA, designed by Clark Nexsen, was named the 2020 Green Globes Project of the Year Runner Up.

The Green Globes Project of the Year Award recognizes leadership and innovation for sustainability in the built environment. The goal of the awards program is to empower and reward sustainability champions who are pushing the boundaries in green building. Criteria for the award includes  designing, constructing, and operating a healthy, resilient, and sustainable facility through collaboration and innovative thinking.

Ferguson HQ3 earned a Three Green Globes rating under Green Globes for New Construction in December 2020. The project achieved 73% of the applicable Energy points. A pEUI reduction of 70% compared to baseline was achieved through early energy modeling, building orientation, exterior glass with low solar heat gain coefficient, an energy recovery ventilator and thermal storage system all contribute to improved energy performance.

The project team used a “Teambuild” delivery method, which included collaboration between the owner, design team, and contractor from initial concept development through the end of design. The project team also considered the community, by working with Ferguson and the Newport News’ Economic Development Authority to develop 40 feet beyond the boundaries of the site to create a plaza for community use.

Project Team
Ferguson Enterprises: Owner
Clark Nexsen: Architecture and Interiors, Civil, Fire Protection, Landscape Architecture, MEP, Structural, Sustainability and Energy Modeling
W.M. Jordan Company: General Contractor

See the list of 2020 GBI Project of the Year award winners

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Clark Nexsen