Project Profile:

Sabre Corporation – LEED ™ 2.0 Silver winner

Project Summary

Winner of the LEED 2.0 Silver Award from the USGBC. The Sabre Corporate Campus is one of the largest building developments to date that has been awarded LEED 2.0 Silver Certification and is the only LEED 2.0 Silver Certified project in the State of Texas. The Phase I buildings provide 500,000 s.f. of office and support space and opened for business in December of 2001. One problem with the construction that had to be corrected was putting drainage holes in the deep concrete retaining wall next to the Grasspave2 installation. Remember that porous paving drains stormwater and there should be an outlet for the water. Some subsurface soils are clay which drain poorly. Check with a soils engineer to make sure the subsoils will accept stormwater. Holes were created in this concrete wall, below grade, so that the base course would drain properly downhill to the right. Contractor hasn’t finished filling all the rings to the top edge of the ring.

Address

3120 or 3150 Kirkwood Drive

Install Size

3,720 m2 (40,043 sq ft)

Designer

N.A.

Contractor

Kraft Landscaping, sub to General Contractor, Beck

Project Gallery

Porous Paving was installed in the fire lane access areas using Grasspave2.
Entrance landscaping art walls and fountain near the freeway is impressive. Drive up the hill to 3150 Kirkwood on the right for the Grasspave2 installation.
Permeable Pavers were installed in the fire lane access areas using Grasspave2.
This Grasspave2 fire lane doubles as green space for employees.
Grass Pavement was installed for fire lane access and employee enjoyment using Grasspave2.
Flush concrete curbs mark the edges of the fire lane. All the grass around the cafeteria will create a park-like setting that will have low heat reflectivity.
Turf Pavers were installed for fire lane access and employee enjoyment using Grasspave2.
To add interest to the setting, designers placed these concrete forms inside the porous Grasspave2 area.
Grass-Porous Pavers were installed for fire lane access using Grasspave2.
A slightly different angle from photo number 5.
Turf reinforcement was installed for fire lane access and employee enjoyment using Grasspave2.
The expansive Grasspave2 area.
Pervious Pavers were installed for fire lane access and employee enjoyment using Grasspave2.
Holes were created in this concrete wall, below grade, so that the base course would drain properly downhill toward the camera.