Grundfos, a global leader in water technology, recently announced a groundbreaking for its Americas Regional Center located in Brookshire, Texas.
The 45,000 sq. ft. facility is expected to be completed during the spring of 2021. Grundfos is currently seeking to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The new offices will house company sales, operations, engineering, human resources, finance and other support functions.
“To better serve the market, the new Americas Regional Center will strengthen our proximity between important sales areas and production hubs in North and South America while fostering creativity for innovative applications and solutions,” Grundfos Americas vice president of regional operations Eric Boutot said.
With its sustainable green building design by PGAL and construction by Harvey Builders, the structure will be made of building materials verified to have been sourced locally in a responsible manner. Solar photo-voltaic panels mounted on the roof will offset 20% or more of the building’s energy costs. A chilled water energy storage system will reduce energy consumption, and a rainwater harvesting system will support chillers and gray water use.
Sustainability is a major priority for Grundfos. As such, in addition to manufacturing energy- and water-efficient pumping solutions, the company said it is focused on making a difference on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the areas of water and climate change. This focus, Grundfos said, allows it to help other companies be more sustainable and reach the goals together.
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony with officials from the Houston, Texas, area and executives from the company’s Denmark-based headquarters will take place during the grand opening.
“Houston has been the home of Grundfos colleagues for many years, including myself, having moved here in 2018,” Grundfos Americas regional managing director Dieter Sauer said. “The city is rapidly growing with a fast economy and large talent pool. With the new Americas Regional Center and our strong market position, we expect to attract the competencies that will keep us in front of the industry.”