BASF Corporation's Headquarters is the first in the state of New Jersey - and only the fifth in the US - to receive LEED platinum ratings in both LEED CS (Core & Shell) as well as LEED CI (Commercial Interiors). Exhibiting BASF’s commitment to sustainability and green design practices, the interiors incorporate numerous energy conserving strategies including: interior lighting designed at less than 0.7 watts per square foot; daylight harvesting; private offices outfitted with sensors to further eliminate lights activating when unoccupied; and an underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system by Tate.
It was in one of the first Rockefeller Group’s design meetings with Turner Construction that Clark Machemer, Rockefeller’s Vice President, realized how cutting-edge this building really is. Quoted in the January/February 2013 issue of gb&d magazine, “That really opened up my eyes,” Machemer recalls. This innovative system improves air quality because air coming through the floor, rather than diffused through the ceiling, reduces the dispersion of air contaminates. Not only does it provide indoor air quality, Tate’s underfloor air distribution system contributes to a 30% reduction in BASF’s total energy from HVAC usage while giving employees individual climate control. BASF sets a high standard for sustainability in the new Green at Florham development in New Jersey.