Water pump manufacturer Grundfos broke ground on its Americas Regional Center in Brookshire, Texas, a facility that will house company sales, operations, engineering, human resources, finance and other support functions.
The 45,000 ft2 facility is expected to be completed during the spring of 2021. Among the energy efficient technologies being incorporated, a chilled water energy storage system will reduce energy consumption, and a rainwater harvesting system will support chillers.
In addition, the structure will be made of locally sourced building materials verified to have been sourced in a responsible manner, according to Grundfos. Solar photovoltaic panels mounted on the roof will offset 20 percent or more of the building’s energy costs.