Dansko constructed a new 200,000 square foot warehouse and distribution facility in order to support an expansion of their product line and improve service to their many customers. The warehouse includes a state-of-the-art robotic order fulfillment system. In keeping with Dansko’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their facilities and operations, the building has been designed to achieve LEED®-BD+C Gold certification and to maximize energy efficiency.
The building is daylit throughout using numerous skylights integrated with daylight dimming controls on the electric lighting systems. Occupancy sensors are utilized in storage rack areas use to ensure lights turn on only as needed. Warehouse heating is provided by two high efficiency direct-fired Cambridge heating units and the office and support spaces are conditioned by a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump system. Employee comfort in the warehouse is enhanced by the use of high volume fans and radiant heating units in the areas that are normally occupied. The building has a 250KW photovoltaic array located on the roof.
In Posse completed the MEP and lighting design as well as commissioning for this facility. In Posse also completed daylight modeling and analysis for the skylight design and an eQUEST energy model for LEED. The energy model predicted an energy cost savings of greater than 56% when compared to the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Appendix G baseline resulting in all 19 points being awarded under the LEED Energy & Atmosphere credit 1 for Optimized Energy Performance. Building systems commissioned included HVAC systems, lighting controls, and hot water systems.