Located in the Honey Creek Business Park and owned by the Village of Plain, Green TTEC is a 10,600 square foot building that promotes the green industry and entrepreneurship through rental of classrooms, workshops, meeting rooms and business incubator space. The building and site are a showcase for green design and has been certified LEED Gold.
The site models a unique approach to sustainable landscape practices; most of the ground is covered by native prairie, with a few specific areas of usable turf grass. The native prairie seeding was mowed during establishment in 2011, but in time it will grow to a short grass mix near the building, diversifying to a colorful tall grass prairie mix further from the building. A vegetated swale and bioretention basin collect parking lot run-off and help to promote infiltration.
Mostly native ornamental shrubs and grasses, clustered around fieldstone boulders, provide structure and interest in the landscape. A ring of boulders creates a gathering space outside of the conference room.
Green roof trays and solar collectors cover the roof of Green TTEC. The green roof trays were carefully selected to create flowing swaths of color and texture throughout the growing season.
Design Team: Eppstein Uhen Architects, lead consultant, architecture; Saiki Design, landscape architecture; Strand & Associates, civil engineering
Client: The Village of Plain