Consulting Engineering

McCormick Spice Headquarters

McCormick SpiceHunt Valley, Maryland

McCormick Spice, the global leader in spices and flavorings, worked with CMTA to help plan and execute a new 380,000 square foot headquarters facility. Over one thousand staff members from four buildings were consolidated into a single facility. McCormick’s goal for the project was to improve collaboration and communication across its departments and create a facility that represents the brand principles of sustainability, purity, innovation, and passion for flavor. This process started with helping McCormick identify facility needs, set energy and sustainability goals, evaluate different developer proposals, and design and construct a building that is targeting LEED NC Gold certification.

In addition to containing administrative offices, the building has a 30,000 square foot suite of sensory and culinary test kitchens, as well as a cafeteria kitchen and dining area, full conference center, onsite medical center, and stunning “vertical main street” atrium that allows nearly all of the building to take advantage of daylight harvesting. The building is designed to operate at 38 EUI. Solar domestic water heating and rough-ins for a future 915 KW solar photovoltaic parking canopy system offset over 25% of the predicted annual energy use for the building. CMTA's Consulting and Commissioning teams worked to make the owner's goals and targets a reality. A CMTA SPHERE virtual building energy dashboard was equipped to the building to allow users to view live energy data and explore the building and its sustainable features.