The new Bob Evans corporate headquarters in New Albany, Ohio, consists of a total of 201,000 square feet of space – and all of it is expected to become LEED Gold certified. There are three buildings on the campus: the headquarters is the largest at 163,349 square feet, followed by the shipping building (24,120 square feet) and the training building (13,515 square feet).
The project team used the LEED Campus certification process. According to the USGBC, LEED Campus is intended to simplify certification for multiple buildings that are located at a single campus location. It is compatible with several LEED 2009 rating systems, including LEED 2009 for New Construction, which was used for the Bob Evans headquarters project.
DesignColumbus 2014 will host a panel discussion that includes the owner, architect, LEED administrator, engineers and builder. These experts will share the successes and lessons learned for:
- integrating sustainability into a brand.
- achieving optimal energy performance by integrating the building shell and building systems.
- simplifying credit documentation and certification by using LEED Campus.
The project cost was $35 million and it was completed in September 2013.