Green Topping Off

Living Building Project Tops Off

HMTX Industries' world headquarters rendering

Norwalk, CT – On June 20, HMTX Industries celebrated the topping off of its new world headquarters in Norwalk. The 4-story, 24,000sf project is on track to become the greenest building in the state, with completion slated for 2022.

Shawmut Design and Construction completes the steel structure of what will be HMTX Industries’ all-new world headquarters. / Photo by Richard Bonenfant

The building is designed to become the first Living Building Challenge Petal Certified project in the state of Connecticut. The world’s most stringent green building rating system promotes the concept of regenerative design to create spaces that give more than they take. When complete, the building will be energy positive, with over 100% of the building’s power demand coming from on-site PV panels.

As a living building, the HMTX facility is intended to be largely self-sufficient, with ultra-efficient envelope and mechanical systems that create a positive impact on the people and natural systems that surround it while producing zero carbon emissions.

The final beam that was raised into place during a topping-off ceremony for HMTX’s world headquarters / Photo by Richard Bonenfant

“This is an exciting milestone for a transformational project, one that embodies the leading-edge capabilities of sustainable, green design,” said Kevin Sullivan, executive  VP at  Shawmut Design and Construction. “In partnership with McLennan Design, we’re creating a global model for Living Building Challenge projects that will set a precedent for sustainable building for generations to come.”