Basalay, Cary & Alstadt Architects Potash Corporation project

PCS Phosphate Office

Location: 2660 E. US Rt. 6, Marseilles, IL

When Potash Corporation wanted to create a multi-use facility to provide for local office, safe haven and sales training at its Marseilles plant, they called on BC&A Architects to design the 7400 sf state of the art facility. The final design includes private offices, a board room, and a large flexible conference room. When BC&A suggested LEED certification, they agreed that pursuit of LEED certification fit with the corporate commitment to sustainability.

“As we work to maximize the environmental benefits of our products, we also strive to reduce our environmental footprint,” says William J. Doyle, President and CEO of Potash Corp.

The New Administrative Building at Marseilles is the first project in LaSalle County to be registered with USGBC (US Green Building Council) for certification. The final design incorporates sophisticated day lighting, high efficiency air to air heat pumps, and heat recovery systems.

Overall, the building will exceeds the new state energy code by more than 50%. Additionally, the building uses materials with high recycled content and no added formaldehyde. Construction waste was carefully monitored to achieve 90% reduction of all waste disposed in a landfill.