HMTX Will Hold Beam Raising for New Headquarters Today
Norwalk, CT, July 20, 2021-Today HMTX Industries will hold a beam raising for its new world headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut.
The company has dubbed the structure “House Upon the Hill.”
Working with McLennan Design and its founder Jason F. McLennan, one of the world’s leading individuals in the field of architecture and the green building movement, the 24,000 square-foot project is on track to become the greenest building in the state of Connecticut, with completion slated for 2022.
Among the structure’s unique features, it is designed to sit above the ground in an effort to preserve as much of the existing landscape as possible. It will generate more energy on-site than it uses, produce zero carbon emissions, capture and reuse rainwater, and use only the healthiest non-toxic materials available. The ecologically conscious facility will also provide spaces for artists-in-residence design studios.
The new HMTX World Headquarters is on track to become the first Living Building Challenge Petal Certified project in the state of Connecticut, and the first project ever in Norwalk to pursue the Living Building Challenge-the world’s most stringent green building rating system. This system promotes the concept of regenerative design to create spaces that give more than they take. As a living building, the HMTX facility is intended to be largely self-sufficient while creating a positive impact on the people and natural systems that surround it.
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