In response to rapid corporate growth, Red Hat relocated its headquarters from Raleigh’s suburban Centennial Campus to a recently vacated 380,000 square foot, 19-story downtown office tower. CMTA engineered a LEED CI Gold, $60M gut renovation of the property to support the goal of providing a modern, energy efficient, transparent, and innovative hub for this burgeoning brand.
The design combined levels 8, 9, and 10 to create a light-filled communal space with food service. A vent-less recirculating kitchen hood was required due to exhaust discharge constraints. Work also included a 2,000 square foot, 400 kW Tier 2 data center.
An advanced building automation system was installed to provide energy dashboarding, A/V integration, security/emergency response and HVAC connectivity. This dashboard was not only a useful building management tool, it supported the corporate culture of providing transparency into operations.
This project achieved an Energy Star Score of 95 and stands out in Raleigh’s skyline as a monument to innovation.