M+W Zen Building Office
The new corporate headquarters for M+W group was designed to be housed in CNSE’s new ZEN (Zero Energy Nanotech) building. The facility, designed to be the area’s first Net Zero building, is a stark departure from the office space of the past for the specialty design and construction firm. The design of a new 30,000 sf corporate headquarters is intended to take advantage of both daylight and advanced energy usage.
The space, designed to incorporate space for 107 employees meets LEED Gold requirements for the office space. The staff will be housed in a long daylit open office with 18 private offices in the core, allowing maximum daylight penetration for all employees.
Along with the work spaces there are, 7 conference rooms, two training rooms for 100 and 50 and numerous support spaces.
This design incorporated the latest in energy conservation and lighting design. With the incorporation of daylight harvesting, automated shading and a lighting load of 0.31 w/sf the space is one of the most efficient offices in the Capital District.