EarthCam Constructs New Headquarters in Pursuit of LEED Certification
Webcam Facility to Utilize Eco-Friendly Materials for Environmental Sustainability
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New York, March 23, 2016 -- EarthCam continues to make great progress for the construction of its new headquarters in Northern New Jersey and recently announced two new companies that have joined its project team. With their focus on the pursuit of LEED certification, the webcam technology leader is relying on the expertise of LEED Consultants, gk+a Architects, P.C. and Interior Design Consultant, Vanessa DeLeon, to bring the vision for its new green headquarters to reality.
With employee well-being at the forefront of EarthCam’s construction plans, a healthy physical work environment remains a top priority. A major emphasis has been put on the indoor environmental quality of the new headquarters, which is a proven contributor to overall comfort and health. EarthCam recently installed a new Sarnafil EnergySmart Roof Membrane to reduce the amount of energy required to keep the air-conditioned facility cooled in warmer temperatures. This high-quality, high strength thermoplastic PVC membrane is constructed with recycled content and meets LEED requirements for Cool Roofing. EarthCam created a time-lapse movie to showcase the installation process from start to finish.
In addition, EarthCam is selecting energy-efficient equipment aimed at reducing energy consumption for the facility and is utilizing reclaimed building components and new materials containing recycled content. Building with these objectives in mind, the achievement of this certification would highlight EarthCam’s commitment to corporate sustainability through the implementation of environmentally sound design elements.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the dedicated professional team for a client that is committed to sustainable design and construction,” said Oliver Young - AIA, LEED-AP, NCARB, Senior Associate at gk+a Architects, P.C. “EarthCam is leading its industry by example by making corporate sustainability one of its core values and reducing its impact on the environment.”
Live views of construction for EarthCam’s new headquarters are available online on a public web page. EarthCam’s project team and subcontractors have the ability to remotely monitor ongoing progress, reducing required travel to the physical jobsite. EarthCam is also using their webcam technology in new and innovative means to assist with the collaboration and monitoring of the LEED process.
“It is an honor to be collaborating with an environmentally responsible company like EarthCam to incorporate the latest trends in sustainable design,” said Vanessa DeLeon, Owner of Vanessa DeLeon Associates. “It was an exciting challenge to choose accents and pieces that not only make the space unique, but also speak to the green initiative.”
See construction for EarthCam’s new headquarters in Northern New Jersey with live webcam views of the project at www.earthcamhq.com.
EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and photography documentation for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution cameras available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe. In 2014, EarthCam documented $151 billion of construction projects. The company is headquartered in Northern New Jersey and maintains 12 additional offices worldwide.
Projects documented by EarthCam include: 9/11 Memorial Museum, Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Barclays Center, Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument Restorations, New NY Bridge, LaGuardia Airport, The Kingdom Tower, Panama Canal Expansion, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, Brickell City Centre, Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium, San Diego New Central Library, Qatar Rail, Whitney Museum of American Art, Louvre in Abu Dhabi, Levi’s Stadium and National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Learn more about EarthCam’s innovative solutions at http://www.earthcam.net/.
About Vanessa DeLeon
A graduate of Fashion Institute of America, Vanessa is an allied member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), IIDA (International Interior Design Association), IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association) and SCCH-NJ (Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ). Her impressive resume includes her most recent competition on NBC's American Dream Builders. A featured designer on the The Food Network's Restaurant Impossible, HGTV's Generation Renovation, Designer Challenge, Bang for your Buck, Design Star, DIY's Rev Run's Renovation, Ice Loves Coco and Bravo's Million Dollar Listing. In 2007, the IFDA and legendary Jaime Drake named Vanessa as the Rising Star of Interior Design.
About gk+a Architects, P.C.
A New Jersey based firm offering services in architecture, sustainable design, retail image branding, project management, interior design, engineering, design/build, permitting planning and programming. Founder and owner of the firm, Gary Kliesch, AIA, NCARB, CID is a registered architect licensed in 15 states, a licensed Interior Designer in NJ and a member of National Council of Architectural Review Boards (NCARB).