Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company | Global & North American Headquarters

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Project Description
Karpinski Engineering provided MEP design for Goodyear’s new Global and North American Headquarters – a seven-story, 685,000-SF, $120-million facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2013. Designed to achieve LEED-Silver certification, the new headquarters are being built on the former site of the tire manufacturer’s factory and include an additional $21-million, 200,000-SF renovation of the Innovation Center.
Approximately 1,800 associates will be relocated to the new building, which connects to the Innovation Center to serve as a central campus and operational headquarters. An underfloor air distribution (UFAD) system is incorporated into the HVAC design and will provide more effective and sustainable indoor-air quality, improve ventilation effectiveness, enhance occupant comfort, and deliver conditioned air directly into occupied zones of each floor. The UFAD system will also reduce initial costs of the HVAC system and future costs for office space churn. Self-contained rooftop HVAC units will provide economic efficiencies, incorporate an evaporative cooling methodology, and increase the efficiency of cooling production.
Heating incorporates both natural gas and electricity and will also reduce initial cost and future costs of office space churn. Power to the high-rise facility originates in Goodyear’s substation, and redundant feeders deliver to five substations. High-voltage power is provided to each floor from three sets of stacked electrical rooms, with transformers at each floor to provide low-voltage power. The 2250-kW emergency generator provides back-up power for egress lighting, telecommunications, the elevator, atrium smoke control, the fire pump, and stair pressurization loads.


  • Honor Award | ACEC Ohio 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards


Project Stats
Design Date: 2008
Completion Date: 2013
Square Footage: 900,000
City: Akron
State: Ohio
Name: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Facility: Global Headquarters