LEEDing by example: Our headquarters is four stories of energy efficency.
IGS Energy has a history of being a forward-thinking leader in the energy industry: from pioneering the competitive natural gas industry to its vision of being a major player in the restructure of the electric industry. Our decision to build a new corporate headquarters was an essential next step in accommodating our growth and reaffirming the value we place on energy efficiency and energy solutions. Additionally, it reflects our commitment to our employees and the community by providing a healthy, energy efficient building that fosters a spirit of teamwork and customer service.
Our new home lies on a 16-acre site in scenic Dublin, Ohio. The 105,000-square-foot building provides a leading-edge work environment for our more than 500 employees, with ample room for future employee and customer growth.
With a sharp focus on environmental and energy efficiency, the IGS Energy building was designed to achieve the highest standards for efficiency. In June of 2011, IGS Energy’s headquarters was awarded the Platinum LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification – the highest of the four LEED certification ratings. It is the only commercial LEED Platinum-certified facility of its size and scale in Ohio.
Five key principles essential to LEED certification were incorporated into the building’s design and construction: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Some features that promote energy efficiency and sustainability include:
- Preferred parking for low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles
- On-site, renewable energy sources and technologies that use 42 percent less energy than standard buildings
- 93 kW solar photovoltaic system on the roof that saves 7.7 percent in overall electricity costs
- High-efficiency plumbing fixtures that reduce water use by 20 to 30 percent
- Recycled building materials
- Indoor air quality monitoring during all stages of construction and occupancy
The main lobby’s highly unique, four-story rock wall sculpture boldly demonstrates the concept of the Earth’s natural forces acting on each other to generate and store natural gas, while strategically placed communications throughout the building showcase energy industry highlights and help tell the IGS Energy story.
Our headquarters is just another reason why we continue to be a leader in the field of innovation.