Whirlpool Administration Center Renovation

Benton Harbor, Michigan

This $35 million renovation of Whirlpool’s active global headquarters campus is being completed in three phases over four years. The project includes total demolition and reconstruction of all office areas, doubling of the existing food service facilities, upgraded/renovated dining and servery space, reconstruction of the existing front entrance/main lobby, conference and meeting areas, and newly constructed executive suites including executive board room.  The project encompasses more than 220,000 square feet of renovated office space to support more than 2,000 employees. This project has achieved LEED Gold certification.

High Performance Strategies

Whirlpool's high performance building saves more than 147,000 gallons of interior water and 16,000 million BTUs of energy annually. The building uses 37 percent less energy than the ASHRE 90.1-2007 standard and is estimated to save $378,134 per year. Additionally, Whirlpool invested in their community by using local subcontractors, increasing employee well-being by providing access to natural day light, and impacting alternative transportation by installing electric charging stations. In keeping with Whirlpool's goals, Pepper Construction put our insights to work, finding ways to obtain the highest LEED certification possible for Whirlpool's investment. As a result, the project earned 14 LEED points including Exemplary Points for diverting 95 percent of the demolition and construction waste from landfills. That translates to 15,000 tons of recycled or reused materials!

Owner: Whirlpool Corporation
Architect: Epstein Global
LEED Platinum

"The entire project team worked closely with Whirlpool throughout design and construction to deliver a highly efficient, environmentally friendly building that will serve as a model for sustainable development for years to come."

—Joel S. Pizzuti
President, The Pizzuti Companies