The goal of the Herman Miller MarketPlace was to create a prototype office environment that supports progressive business-place thinking within a sustainable framework. The expectation of this 95,000-square-foot speculative office was nothing less than that it be a great place to work.
Located in a commercial development next to a McDonald's restaurant, MarketPlace demonstrates that green buildings can be woven successfully into the commercial landscape.
The entire design team worked to create an effective building without losing track of the initial cost. The target was an HVAC system that requires 40% lower energy cost than what is budgeted in the baseline model ASHRAE 90.1-1999. Current operating records show this goal is being met.