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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2007 awards -> Cashman Equipment

       NEVADA AIA DESIGN AWARDS 2007        




Entry number: UB07011
Project Name: Cashman Equipment
Location: 3300 St. Rose Pkwy., Henderson NV
Building Type: Commercial
Completion Date: December 2008
Architect:  SH Architecture

Sustainability Description

Design Team:
Architect / Interior Designer: SH Architecture
Civil Engineer: PRE
Landscape Architect: NUVIS
Structural Engineer: Mendenhall Smith
Electrical Engineer: Harris Consulting Engineers, LLC
General Contractor: Burke & Associates


Narrative/Project Description:

Statement of design approach: To provide a LEED Gold rated facility / campus with a high quality work environment.

Cashman Equipment is the headquarters for the largest heavy equipment dealer in Nevada. The 300,000sf, seven building campus on 56 acres is located along a major thoroughfare in Henderson, Nevada. The campus includes a diverse set of building types including: Administration, Warehouse, Retail Parts, Heavy Equipment Shops, Retail Rental and Service, Electric Power Generator Sales and Services and various welding, wash, staging and storage areas. The main building features a three story administration tower connected to the warehouse and shop area through a glass enclosed parts and retail link. The two story main lobby functions as an equipment display area and sales floor for the equipment. Throughout the project, the client demanded a high level of consideration for employee amenities and a high quality work environment. Employee locker rooms, interior and exterior break areas, a central cafeteria and multiple training rooms are arranged throughout the complex. A second criteria of the client was for a LEED
rated facility. The architect's design is for a Gold rated LEED campus. This is achieved through a variety of components including:  geothermal ground source heat pumps, white roofs, enhanced landscaping in parking areas, drought tolerant landscaping, abundant natural light in 90% of the interior spaces, daylight and occupancy sensor controlled high output lighting fixtures, materials within a 500 mile radius abundant recycled products and a construction recycling program. The building is design for an average 43% savings in energy operating costs. The entire campus is unified through a subtle, uniform color and material palette on all the buildings. Concrete tilt-up panels are painted two shades of gray and accented with tinted glazing and metal panels. "Caterpillar Yellow" is used sparingly as an accent color to allow the equipment to be the main focus.

Sustainability Description:

General Information

  • Corporate headquarters campus
  • 53-Acre site
  • 300,000 Total square feet
  • 7 total buildings


  • Geothermal heat exchange handles 60% of building cooling load, the remaining 40% is cooled with a cooling tower
  • Cooling tower pre-cools the geothermal loop during the night to prepare for the daytime cooling needs
  • High-efficiency lighting
  • Natural daylighting in 90% of building
  • Occupancy sensors to manage HVAC and lighting
  • Advanced metering for performance and accountability
  • 35% of buildings energy is supplied by renewable energy
  • 30% Water reduction compared to a similar building
  • Natural daylighting with southern exposure shading devices

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Indoor Air Quality Management Plan Established
  • Low VOC finishes, adhesives, and substrates
  • Individual lighting controls - 90% of building
  • Individual mechanical controls - 50% of building
  • Daylight views for 90% of spaces

Site, Materials, Resources and Innovation

    • Xeriscape, native landscape (no turf)
    • Increased shading (Heat Island Reduction)
    • Recycled Steel Components, Concrete with fly recycled carpet, fabrics, ceiling tile, glass terrazzo floor tile

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Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos

These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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