Architect: Beck Group
The new Southeast Corporate Office is located on an 80-acre greenfield site to support all of the Southeast Texas and Louisiana service area for Ben E. Keith. The corporate office building was part of the $90 million build-out which included a 500,000 SF refrigerated and dry goods warehouse and 30,000 SF truck maintenance and service building.
Interested in long term energy efficiency, Ben E. Keith wanted an efficient and economical system which would allow for first cost and operational savings. Ben E. Keith also wanted to achieve LEED® status.
Telios provided life cycle analysis on multiple mechanical systems including geothermal, water source heat pump, and a water cooled chilled water system. After performance analysis was completed, the water source heat pump system was designed, realizing a saving on construction costs and operational costs.
Telios was awarded the mechanical and electrical systems design for the remaining campus-wide development. The project achieved LEED® Gold.