TreeHouse - Dallas
TreeHouse’s second retail store, which just broke ground in Dallas, is projected to be net-zero energy —an unprecedented first for a big-box retailer in Texas, as well as for any home improvement store of its kind nationwide. Lake|Flato is leading the design, championing sustainable energy and conservation strategies that will reduce TreeHouse’s power bills to nothing. During the day the 25,000-square-foot building will be lit almost entirely by natural light, facilitated in large part by generous clerestory windows, while solar arrays on a sawtooth roof will maximize energy from the sun. The design ultimately seeks to reflect the same environmentally friendly values and beautiful design TreeHouse encourages for its clientele.