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Location: St. Charles, Illinois

Budget / Size: $16.5M / 250,000 SF

LEED Status: LEED-NCv2.1 Silver

Services: Full LEED consultation services including LEED design and construction integration; teaming charrettes; energy modeling; fundamental and enhanced commissioning services; documentation, coordination and submission of LEED certification package; LEED certification process management with USGBC

Schedule Start: June 2005
Schedule Completion: December 2005

Client Contact: Terry Martin, Principal, Artisan design:build, 608.328.3838
Vertegy Contact: Thomas Taylor, Principal, 314.399.9992

Description: Aquascape Designs is the largest wholesale manufacturer and supplier of its own patented pond filtration system and leading manufacturer of ready-to-assemble pond kits. The goal for its new headquarters and distribution facility was to create “Aqualand” – a corporation icon for the mission of the company: to promote lifestyle interaction between people and water. The result was one of the most technologically and environmentally advanced buildings in North America. The sloping grass roof features a prairie meadow and serves several functions, including cooling and insulating the building.