This metal building project consists of two separate buildings shared by the same entity. Southwest Hazard Control, a business that provides environmental abatement services, will operate its administrative functions from the office building with storage of its goods for services located in the warehouse building. A wedge-shaped courtyard is formed between the two buildings providing an outdoor room that connects to the conference room of the office building.
The large expanse of interlocking standing-seam metal roofs slope directly into large-scale oversized galvalum gutters that then feed into an array of rainwater harvesting tanks. Site landscaping is irrigated with water from the rainwater storage tanks.
Satin anodized aluminum storefront glazing systems provide expansive views out from the offices and supply abundant natural light into the open office area, while also shaded with exterior metal fins and awnings. Solatube skylights add to the natural light in both the office and warehouse building.
Photovoltaic panels will be located on the office building roof to offset the energy use of the facility. Low-water use plumbing fixtures are specified throughout. The project is registered for LEED Certification.