The Pearl Izumi North American headquarters in Louisville, CO is a high-performance space to explore new ideas and innovation. This designer and manufacturer of upscale biking, triathlon, and running gear moved into its new environmentally friendly building in December of 2013. The 56,000 sq. ft. facility houses research and design, prototyping and testing, marketing, management, and financial functions for the corporation.
The industrial-styled building uses natural materials chosen to integrate the building into the natural landscape and the facility’s Rocky Mountain views. The 56,000 sq. ft. building achieved dramatic energy savings by using 10-inch-thick SIP wall panels and 10-inch-thick SIP roof panels for an airtight building envelope.
The open plan for construction offers design efficiency and enables Pearl Izumi to take advantage of day lighting, solar orientation, and natural ventilation strategies that help create a comfortable work environment for this corporate workspace. Exposed SIPs lent perfectly to the building’s industrial design that flows throughout the entire facility.
Premier SIPS construction reduced framing time and helped the facility to easily meet the 2012 Colorado energy requirements. SIPs construction also enabled the design of the building and the workspaces to be open, collaborative, and grouped by division. This project won the 2014 SIPA Building Excellence Award for Best Commercial and Best Overall Project.
Notably, the Design Firm ZGF Architects earned Architect Magazine's #1 position in the 2016 Top 50 Firm rankings, which are based on scores from three categories: business, design, and sustainability.
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