August 28, 2014
ABB has opened an office facility in Wauwatosa, Wis., and an office and manufacturing site in New Berlin, Wis. Construction and renovations began in April 2013.
At both facilities, a wrap of windows around the buildings allows sunlight to reach the center of interior spaces. All the lighting is controlled via sensors that reduce or turn off the interior lighting as more sunlight enters the spaces.
The Wauwatosa building is Silver LEED® certified and incorporates ABB drives and controls throughout the HVAC system. Tiled pavers on the exterior of the building allow rainwater to be collected and sent to reservoirs that support wildlife throughout Innovation Campus. The campus is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, which also has a presence at the 90-acre site via a business accelerator, and future businesses yet to be announced. ABB and the engineering and business schools have plans to work together, as developments at the new campus continues to get underway.
At the New Berlin site, the renovation included expansion of capacity on the manufacturing floor, the addition of new offices, conference rooms, workspaces, and large expansions of the training rooms and café. It also features a Class 100 clean operating HVAC room that allows application engineers to showcase the HVAC building systems the company manufactures.