Premier Automotive North American HQ/Taco Bell HQ
 Information Partner  
The Premier Automotive North American Headquarters Greenroof in 2003; Photo Courtesy of RoofmeadowProject Name: Premier Automotive North American HQ/Taco Bell HQ
Year: 2001
Owner: YUM Brands Inc. Taco Bell
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 45000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.5%
Access: Inaccessible, Private
Submitted by: Linda S. Velazquez

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Landscape Architect: SWA Group
Architect: LPA
Greenroof System: Roofmeadow (formerly Roofscapes, Inc.)
The Premier Automotive North American Headquarters Greenroof in 2003; Photo Courtesy of Roofmeadow.The Premier Automotive North American Headquarters Greenroof in 2003; Photo Courtesy of Roofmeadow.
In early 2000, Ford Motor Company announced that it was constructing a 300,000 s.f. Class A facility and moving its Premier Auto Group (PAG) headquarters to Irvine, CA. The new facility, named One Premier Place, would include an 181,000 s.f. office tower, 90,000 s.f. product development wing, conference center, vehicle display area, fitness center and cafeteria. The facility would also be the first completed LEED NC project in the U.S. and includes:

• A natural gas fuel cell that provides 25 percent of the building’s power and hot water.
• Raised floor air distribution system that allows substantial savings on energy costs.
• A green roof on the Product Development wing with more than 30 categories of vegetation that helps save on energy costs due to added insulation.
• Green facade walls that provide shading benefit and help to screen adjacent vehicular traffic from interior office space. See the One Premier Place Green Facades project profile.
• 35 Electric Vehicle stations powered by building’s main source.
• Use of recycled and recyclable materials.
The Roofmeadow Type III cover system has a 5" depth and weighs no more than 35 pounds per square foot when fully saturated. Irrigation is accomplished via a base-level system that utilizes recycled water.

The plant pallette was selected for the Southern California climate and is dominated by Sedum, Echeveria, Lampranthus, and Delosperma, with accents provided by Agave and Aloe, among others.

In 2010, after selling off the Aston Martin, Land Rover and Jaguar brands, the Ford Motor Company leased the 181,000 s.f. office tower to Yum Brands, Inc. of Louisville, KY and the space is now home to the corporate headquarters of Taco Bell.

Additional thumbnail photos:

The Premier Automotive North American Headquarters Greenroof in 2003; Photo Courtesy of Roofmeadow.The Premier Automotive North American Headquarters Greenroof in 2003; Photo Courtesy of RoofmeadowThe Premier Automotive North American Headquarters Greenroof in 2003; Photo Courtesy of Roofmeadow
See the Premier Automotive North American Headquarters project profile from SWA Group showing some gorgeous photos. Learn more about Roofmeadow (formerly Roofscapes) in The Greenroof Directory.
 
SPONSORS:
Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor
Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor
Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor Website Sponsor
 
The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database is published, designed, and maintained by
Greenroofs.com, LLC, Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved.