Salas O’Brien’s MEP and fire protection designs for Newell Brands corporate relocation in Sandy Springs, Georgia, helped them achieve reduced lighting power density (14% better than code) and potable water use (39% better than code).
Newell Brands is a Fortune 500 company and manufacturer of a variety of classic American products from the Sharpie and Elmer’s Glue to Crock Pot and Rawlings baseball gloves.
With the recent relocation of Newell’s corporate headquarters from Atlanta to New Jersey, the company needed a smaller, more intimate space for the Atlanta office. The company engaged Salas O’Brien to provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services for the new space. This project presented a unique challenge for our team to deliver a state-of-the-art, energy efficient, healthy environment within the constraints of the existing building.
In order to achieve Newell’s ambitious sustainability goals for the new space, our team used light harvesting and variable speed controls for mechanical equipment in the design.
The finished multi-floor design included corporate offices, meeting rooms, a fully functional commercial kitchen and cafeteria, fitness center, retail showroom, and product testing labs. Our sustainable design resulted in reduced lighting power density (14% better than code) and potable water use (39% better than code).