William Maclay - Vermont Architects and Planners
Choices in Sustainability
Seventh Generation Phase 2 - Burlington, Vermont

Due to continued rapid growth, Seventh Generation is expanding their new headquarters in the Lake & College building. This project built on the environmental achievements of the original headquarters project and both are expected to achieve LEED-CI Gold certification. Material choices continued to be a focus with an emphasis on local materials, FSC certified wood and recycled content.

 
LEED-CI Gold Certification - Seventh Generation Headquarters Phase 2- Burlington, Vermont - Maclay Architects
 

Because of Seventh Generation's focus on providing a healthy workplace, ultra low-VOC products were used wherever possible and all paints, carpeting, composite wood materials, adhesives and sealants are low-emitting. The new space includes radiant heating and cooling panels for increased occupant comfort.

 
Low VOC products used in design - Seventh Generation Headquarters Phase 2- Burlington, Vermont - Maclay Architects
 
Additional skylights were added to improve daylighting and several features provide increased connection to nature. The expansion includes a green roof terrace where employees can meet or enjoy a quiet moment. The central stair was extended to the second floor and mezzanine with a planter and water feature at the base of the four story space.
 
Daylighting and noise reduction used in design - Seventh Generation Headquarters Phase 2- Burlington, Vermont - Maclay Architects

 

Living room type conference rooms and open meeting areas are included to allow for informal meetings. Hotel spaces and quiet work areas allow employees to get away to a quiet/ private area to make important phone calls or perform tasks that require more concentration.