Morning Star Studio designed the new headquarters for Van Meter Industrial in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The building accommodates up to 120 staff members and provides a training facility for 100. The single story structure is a combination of brick, concrete block and stucco-look panels.
The interior is provided with natural daylight and automatic lighting controls. Mechanical systems include variable frequency drives distributed by Van Meter Industrial.
This project participated in the New Construction Energy Savings Program sponsored by Alliant Energy and MidAmerican Energy. The results produced a building that will use 50% less energy than prescribed by the Model Energy Code.
Morning Star Studio provided Architecture and Structural Engineering services for this project, which was completed in June 2008.
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