A Space for ALL
The Alliance Center is a space for all. A multi-tenant nonprofit center where any individuals and organizations focused on sustainability can dream, work and collaborate for the greater good.
An address has never said more.
The building was originally constructed in 1908, and it has been known as the Alliance Center for more than a decade. However, we cannot be complacent and must always strive to be better. We decided to renovate the building to not only replace an aging and inefficient heating and cooling system, but also to redesign the space to incorporate the power of the existing brick while adding grace and openness by making full use of all available natural light and offering both private sanctuaries and collaborative communal spaces through innovative open floor-space design. From design to construction and through operations, the Alliance Center provides an ideal working environment that maximizes the principles of sustainability.
Key parts of the reconstruction include:
- Improving our current Energy Star rating of 85 by cutting electricity use by 20%
- Installing a heat-island reducing roof service
- Incorporating wind turbines to generate our energy
- Increasing natural lighting
- Improving mechanical systems and controls
- Using only water-efficient bathroom fixtures
Scheduled for renovation completion in the start of 2014, we are looking for additional tenants to fill our space since we will have an increased density opportunity by 40% with the new floor plan design. Find out how to join us as a tenant partner here!
11.7.13 Check out this before and after picture of the original deck/ceiling! The clean, warm-colored, side is after the process of being blasted by glass beads. This process deep cleans the material. Then, the glass beads are all collected and reused, provided they aren’t too grimy or damaged!
10.31.13 Sand blasting to clean the wood beams and installation of metal wall frames, new plumbing lines, and the HVAC system are currently the most visible change in the Alliance Center Transformation. Furthermore, exposing the original ceilings and the building walls has revealed some interesting and beautiful history! Here are a couple of snapshots of what can be seen now and for more details and pictures, visit our facebook album here.
10.28.13 The deconstruction phase has come to an end! We are calling it deconstruction because it is an intentional process of removing the interior carefully in order to reuse or recycle 90% of it, which was accomplished! Here is a before, a now, and a to-come picture to give you an idea of what this renovation is going to look like:
Use the links below to see the history of the Alliance Center, our current tenants and information on how to join us.