Rio Tinto Regional Center

As the first commercial development in Daybreak, a 4,126-acre master-planned community along the foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, the Rio Tinto Regional Center has set the environmental standard for future commercial development in Daybreak.

Sustainable site design strategies for the project included the installation of a high albedo roof, the exclusive use of concrete for hardscape, and planting only native species in the softscape areas. The highly efficient cooling system enabled the project to exceed the energy conservation code requirements by 20 percent, and on-site renewable energy was incorporated into the project through the use of photovoltaic arrays installed on the roof.

Design of this corporate center placed special emphasis on the streetscape and the pedestrian experience. The design of the exterior skin incorporated durable and enduring materials such as metal panels and architectural precast panels.