Cape Cod 5 has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for its headquarters, “HQ5.”
LEED standards were developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and are an internationally recognized rating system for green building design, construction and operations.
“In addition to creating our new headquarters to be a technologically-advanced, collaborative and innovative platform for our employees in their service to customers and communities, we wanted HQ5 to demonstrate advancements in sustainable and environmentally-sensitive design,” said Matthew Burke, Co-President. “Cape Cod 5 is a forward-leaning organization that believes in smart development as a means to support the economic vitality and environmental resiliency of the region.”
Cape Cod 5 worked with Dellbrook | JKS and Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects (now Catalyst Architecture & Interiors) on the project, which at every stage of planning and development reflected the bank’s commitment to environmental stewardship and utilized innovative green solutions in an effort to create a healthier workplace for its employees. The location of the campus was selected to repurpose previously developed land and minimize sprawl, with the inclusion of the first parking structure on Cape Cod. As part of the project, Cape Cod 5 was able to extend the Town of Barnstable wastewater collection infrastructure to serve HQ5 and allow other area businesses to connect in the future. The 80,000-square-foot building was designed to maximize natural light and utilized smart glass technology and solar panels for maximum energy efficiency. To support its employees’ green efforts, the bank installed electric vehicle charging stations. HQ5’s landscaping was designed to minimize outdoor water use and provide naturalized areas for wildlife habitat and biodiversity.
To read more about HQ5 and Cape Cod 5’s efforts in environmental stewardship, go to capecodfive.com/HQ5.