Strain Measurement Devices - Miniature Load Cells, Strain Gauge Sensors, Force, Pressure Sensors
Miniature Load Cells, Strain Gauge Sensors, Force Sensors, Pressure Sensors - Strain Measurement Devices
Thin Film Load Cell Sensors | Strain Measurement Devices Thin Film Strain Gauge Sensor Technology Custom Strain Gauge Sensors, Medical Pressure Sensors, Flow Sensors Custom Strain Gauge Sensors, Medical Pressure Sensors, Flow Sensors Medical Sensors, Load Cell - Load Cells, Load Cell and Force Sensors, Medical Fluid Measurement, Bubble Sensors, Flow and Pressure, Custom Load Cells Technical Drawings - Custom Sensors, Pressure, Force, Medical Sensor Strain Measurement Devices News and Press - Medical Sensors

Our Green Facility

Completed in 2008, SMD’s corporate headquarters in Wallingford, CT, USA was designed and built to serve as a role model for corporate eco- friendly construction.

Structure and Geothermal System

The building has one of Connecticut’s largest industrial geothermal heating and cooling systems and is highly insulated. 

With double insulated, inert gas filled picture windows and skylights, every employee has sunlight and a natural view from their work space.  SMD’s employees participate in energy efficient manufacturing and building use practices.  For more information on SMD’s sourcing and manufacturing practices, please see Environmental and Social Responsibility.

Land

SMD, Inc.’s building is sited on old farmland, with apple trees, forest, and a gorge.  In the fall, employees make cider with some apples from the orchard with an antique cider press.  Employees also keep bees and harvest their honey. The site’s impervious surface coverage is limited to just over 10 per cent, and cut grass is minimal.  Much of the site is either forest or a meadow mix of wildflowers and tall grasses, cut biannually. 

Water Management

The site plan minimized impervious surface to just over 10% of the surface area.  Roof runoff is stored in a storm water cistern and joins with runoff from the parking lot to feed the man-made wetland in front of the building.  This water is buffered and treated by indigenous plants in the wetland, and then flows into a small man-made pond capable of retaining a 100 year flood event.  This system prevents flooding and downstream erosion, and improves water quality in the gorge stream.

Wildlife

Environmentally friendly design practices have allowed the land to remain a natural habitat for diverse species.  Employees have enjoyed watching woodchucks, turkeys, robins, and rabbits on the orchard lawn; herons and frogs in the wetland; deer, cardinals, and hawks in the forest; and hummingbirds, woodpeckers, chickadees, grosbeaks, nuthatches, jays, and titmice at bird feeders overlooking the gorge.


Smd's corporate headquarters was built in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development and the City of Wallingford.

Design Architecture: David Kilgore

Geothermal Design: John Sima

Site Planning: Criscuolo Engineering

Construction: Pinney Construction Corporation

Web Solutions Connecticut CT Web Design & Development Company