The 47,000-square-foot, two-story concrete structure houses the company's Tucson building operations and several administrative departments. During construction, over 90 percent of the project’s construction waste was sent to recycling facilities instead of landfills, and approximately 21 percent of the items used to construct the building were made with recycled materials. In addition, Sundt paved a portion of the parking lot with pervious concrete, a porous material that allows high rates of water transmission, thereby reducing water and sediment runoff.  

The building’s many water-saving features are projected to reduce the building’s annual water consumption by more than 123,000 gallons, or half of what would be used by a typical building of the same size. The building’s overall energy use was reduced by about 25 percent through the use of a central plant with an energy-efficient chiller, natural gas for heating, dual-pane glass windows, under-floor air distribution, and lighting controlled by motion sensors. 

Best Office Project 2011-Engineering News Record - Southwest