Halstead International
  • Office
Calhoun, GA
Halstead International

Sustainability is very important to Halstead International, so when NELSON was asked to design and build a new 4,600 square foot structure to house a call center and offices, it was quickly decided that LEED-NC Platinum certification should be the goal. The resulting structure is a vaulted metal-skin building with a green roof.  The front façade now serves as the public face to the entire Halstead site. There is an existing railroad line on the west side of the building and the design mitigates the intrusion of sound into the building, especially given the use of the space as a call center. Windows facing north, east and south were preferred both in facing opposite the rail line and to provide as much controlled daylight as possible. The call center is comprised of workstations with supervisory office space and much of the detail beyond the layout of the workstations.


In addition, NELSON provided the following sustainable design solutions:
On-site Stormwater Management
Drought-tolerant Landscaping
Rainwater Harvesting for Flushing Toilets & Landscaping
On-site Renewable Energy Studies
Recycled Material Content
50+ percent Construction Waste Recycled
FSC Furniture & Millwork
Low VOC Paints, Sealants & Adhesives
Daylight & Views from All Workstations
Interior Rain Garden to provide View to Nature

NELSON also provided design services for an existing 94,000 SF warehouse. The scope of services included minor modifications including renovating and expanding the existing warehouse offices and restrooms, as well as integrating sustainable design systems to offset site energy and water usage. As part of this strategy the team assessed the utility of the roof space on the existing warehouse as an available surface for harvesting rainwater and as a mounting substrate for photovoltaic panels.

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