Horizon Wind Energy

LEED & EcoServices

LEED Silver Corporate Interiors
Location

Houston, Texas

Size

13,000 sf

Project Features
  • Conference rooms
  • Break area
  • Open work area
  • Daylight views

Horizon Wind Energy, a Houston based wind farm manufacturer was primarily interested in providing a healthy, productive, green environment for their employees. Transparent conference rooms and break area spill into a common corridor leading to the open work area. Every space has access to daylight and views. Existing granite floors from the historic building were re-used and granite from the existing space was re-deployed throughout as base and millwork counters. 70% of the construction waste was recycled. Lighting power density was reduced by 25%. A dimming system is controlled by photocells to harvest daylight. 56% of materials were manufactured locally. Water use was reduced by 43%.

Brian Malarkey, FAIA, LEED AP 713 426 7473
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Brian began his career at Kirksey in 1991 and founded the EcoServices department, establishing the firm’s regional leadership in sustainable design. Now leading the Interior Architecture department, his unique expertise in workplace trends, branding, and change management has positioned Kirksey as a leader in corporate office design.

  • IIDA TX-OK Design Excellence: Sustainable Design, 2006
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Single Space Office, 2006
  • USGBC Houston Chapter, Outstanding Environmental Building Award, 2006
  • AIA Houston Design Award: Interiors, 2007