Designed by Gensler, Johnson Controls, Inc is located in Glendale, Wisconsin, United States. The entire JCI campus achieved LEED Platinum status; the highest number of LEED Platinum buildings in one location. To do that, every LEED point had to be addressed, including daylighting and landscaping. Restored 13 acres of native prairie on the site and created 32,000 sq ft of rain gardens that will cleanse runoff of pollutants before it reaches open bodies of water.
Before, there was beautiful landscaping, but it was all about man controlling nature. We flipped that around and returned the site to a more natural state. While design elements highlight the site’s natural features, infusing interior spaces with daylight and visual connections to the landscape, the buildings collectively operate above the 90th percentile for comparable facilities in the Department of Energy database. Doubled JCI’s occupied square footage while reducing energy usage by 21%.