This facility also houses the main office for Grundfos Americas Corporation.
The grand opening celebration was led by Grundfos country president USA Ansell Sims and Grundfos Group president & CEO Poul Due Jensen.
“This grand opening celebration has been two years in the making. It’s very meaningful to open our one-of-a-kind, innovative building with Grundfos leadership from Denmark and all over the world as well as prominent community members, customers and partners,” said Sims.
“With the opening of the global headquarters for Water Utility in the US, Grundfos is establishing this growing division in the largest municipal water market in the US. What we create here in the US will help solve the world’s water and climate challenges,” said HP Nanda, CEO Water Utility Division at Grundfos. “The new building is a one-of-a-kind, sustainable building that serves as a central meeting place for the global Grundfos team, customers, partners, and business leaders from around the world who are exploring ways to improve their sustainability efforts.”
The new 48,670 sq ft building was designed based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #6 on water and #13 on climate in alignment with Grundfos’ goals to lower carbon emissions and minimize waste. In 2022, it was LEED certified v4 Platinum and is the first building in Texas to receive this certification.
The building is fully electric, uses no fossil fuels, and instead relies on solar energy, natural light and energy-efficient equipment. Also, less than 13% of the water usage is sourced from the local municipal system. Nearly a million gallons of water are collected annually from rainwater and the hydronic HVAC system.
“Our new building is representative of our values and that is reflected in the attention we took to utilize our own technologies to minimize our water and energy usage,” added Sims.