Beckhoff Automation is a German-based company that manufactures and markets a series of advanced technology control systems. The Beckhoff Automation North American Headquarters includes office, training, conference, and technical space, as well as warehouse and distribution functions.

Beckhoff’s own employees were an integral part of the design team and helped install the company’s automation systems. There is not a single switch in the entire building. Lighting, HVAC and window shades are all controlled by a roof-top weather station, and occupancy levels.

This goal helps Beckhoff to showcase its intelligent systems, while creating an energy efficient facility. Although the team opted not to pursue a USGBC certification, the building’s design is comparable to a LEED® Silver rating.