The Spark Receives First Place ASHRAE Technology Award
American Family Insurance The Spark Building receives First Place for the ASHRAE Technology Award. The ASHRAE Technology Award recognizes successful applications of innovative design on an international scale. These designs incorporate ASHRAE's standards for indoor air quality, good mechanical design, and effective energy utilization.
The 158,000 square foot, eight-story facility, The Spark sets a prime example for corporate responsibility - integrating sustainability, innovation, and an intelligent building system centric to the user experience - meeting all LEED prerequisites. Featuring occupancy and CO2 sensors for ventilation, temperature and humidity control, automated solar shading and lighting control, and smartphone interfaces, the building decreases energy use while cultivating a collaborative, enjoyable work environment.