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The Kresge Foundation Headquarters, Troy, Michigan, United States

Monday 27 Mar 2006

Foundation Builds Sustainable Headquarters

The Kresge Foundation Headquarters by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc. in Troy, Michigan, United States
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Project demonstrates how preservation and green design can work together 

Located on a preserved suburban farmstead, this 20,000SF office building is designed to achieve three principal objectives: Preserve and reuse the existing farm structures, some as old as 150 years; integrate the new building seamlessly with the old, and demonstrate sustainable building strategies by qualifying for a high LEED rating. The building, which was completed in 2006 is embedded into the landscape, giving it a low profile. Its east-west orientation gives it ample exposure to both southern and northern light, which makes the interior bright and airy. An array of 40 geothermal wells serve as a heat exchange system, providing year-round energy savings for heating and cooling the building.

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Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Inc.

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