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SAP America Inc. Headquarter Expansion

Exceeding client expectations, Gilbane has served as the construction manager for the expansion and the original SAP headquarters project.  Designed by FXFowle of New York, the expansion consisted of a new 227,522-square-foot office building.  The building features included additional office, meeting, conference, and amenity space for over 1,500 employees.  It also connects to the existing building, a 325-car parking garage addition, and a 300-foot canopy from the garage to the office building.

Teamwork to achieve LEED Platinum Certification

Gilbane incorporated the sustainable building into the existing SAP Headquarters site and blended the new facility into the existing landscape. Great care was taken to preserve old growth chestnut trees on the site with protection throughout the duration of construction. Ten trees in the new facility’s footprint were harvested for sustainable re-use within the new building. They were milled and fabricated into 500 linear feet of railing cap for the spline rail that all employees would be in contact with on a daily basis.

This project achieved LEED-NC Platinum Level Certification. Partnering with both SAP America and FXFowle during the duration of the project, the following elements helped achieved LEED Platinum:

  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) lumber was used at all time
  • Green roof
  • Geothermal cooling/heating
  • Chilled ice storage system
  • Rolling day lighting
  • Radiant flooring system
  • Low VOC emitting materials
  • Under floor air distribution system with air towers
  • Storm water recovery system for landscape irrigation water

At the end of the project, 87% of construction waste was recycled.

Client Value

“The team’s proactive approach to the construction field operation enabled us to manage the materials which impact LEED points through quality inspections. The first deliveries procedures not only ensured the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) lumber was used at all times but also permitted us to reject any materials that were not LEED compliant. In addition, the team’s efforts lead to 87% of the construction waste being recycled.”

 -Gerard F.X. Geier II, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED, Senior Partner

John A. Schuyler, AIA, LEED, Associate Principal