Spring @ 8th | NCR Corporate Headquarters
Spring @ 8th is the new, LEED Platinum corporate headquarters for NCR, a global leader in consumer transaction technologies. NCR approached Cousins Properties to develop a new class of office building on a site in close proximity to Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta. In 2017, the project became the first LEED Core & Shell Platinum Certified project in Georgia. During early design, Integral Group took on the challenge of designing building systems to support LEED Platinum certification while balancing water- and energy-efficiency with resilience and cost.
SITE WATER SYSTEMS
The site water table required foundation dewatering to be integrated into the project. In lieu of the typical de-watering approach of harvest and disposal, a reuse approach was proposed and implemented. Site water balance defined an 80% reduction in base building potable water demand through the harvesting, treatment, and reuse of contaminated groundwater and rainwater. A cost-benefit analysis determined that a simple payback of 12 months for implementation of a harvesting, treatment, and reuse system. Groundwater is being harvested treated and reused.
SITE ENERGY SYSTEMS
The project represents a 35% reduction in utility power consumption relative to an ASHRAE 90.1 Baseline at an Energy Use Intensity of 35 kBTU/SF/year. An on-site, 160kW solar PV array over an open-air portion of the parking deck predicted to generate 250,000 kWh of renewable power annually. Through a collaborative, integrated design, the cost premium on the developer’s initial project budget to deliver the building energy system represented less than 0.5% of the total budget.