M.C. Dean’s Headquarters achieved Gold-level certification based on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
M.C. Dean moved into Greensboro Station Place in Tysons, Virginia, in July 2017, and now occupies 95,000 square feet, over 35 percent of the building. The company achieved “exemplary performance” for its proximity to public transit, use of renewable power, and optimization of lighting power.
“Our integrated systems design approach was central to delivering a space recognized for its beauty, utility, and sustainability,” said Bill Dean, chief executive officer. “Especially challenging was that Boro Station did not meet any LEED design standards as a building; still, our tenant fit-out space achieved one of the highest levels of sustainability. The elegance of our design was also recognized by Fairfax County and The Illuminating Engineering Society.”
LEED is a globally recognized system used to guide the creation of highly efficient and sustainable buildings and acknowledge achievement in green design and construction. USGBC certification organizes its scoring into seven categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, innovation in design, regional priority credits, energy and atmosphere, and materials and resources.
M.C. Dean’s headquarters renovation was honored by Fairfax County, Virginia with the James M. Scott Exceptional Design Award, which highlights projects that exemplify superior architecture and green building practices in design and construction. The headquarters build out also was awarded the National Award of Merit in Lighting Control Innovation by The Illuminating Engineering Society for our lighting control system.
M.C. Dean’s headquarters harnesses the power of natural daylight through daylight responsive controls, occupancy controls, solar panels and other renewable energy solutions for maximized energy efficiency.
Utility and Function
Spaces like our in-house testing laboratories utilize lighting controls adaptable to occupants’ needs, adjusting to occupancy and daylight, monitor temperature, and meter energy usage for improved occupant experience.
Lighting and overhead electrical assemblies integrate seamlessly into the office environment, creating visually engaging spaces for our teams to work and collaborate.
About U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of prosperous, healthy and resilient communities through the transformation of the built environment. Through its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program, USGBC is committed to transforming how buildings and communities are designed, constructed and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves quality of life. Learn more at USGBC.org.
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