Wall Construction

HQ2 begins to take shape. The precast concrete wallare erected. This concrete forms the base of the walls, which are constructed with built-in air gaps and foam to insulate the building. 

Planning HQ2

The footprint of HQ2 is set, as excavating and prep work begins. The building plan is a similar size and layout to HQ1 with HQ2’s courtyard facing the original building. 


Twelve years after building HQ1, Steve Melink breaks ground on HQ2, a prototype Zero-Energy Building (ZEB). The goal? To show the world that new (and existing) buildings can be made Zero-Energy at a small cost premium of less than 10%.