The site will serve as the North American headquarters forSalerm Cosmetica, a Barcelona, Spain-based company that distributeshair salon products, equipment and furniture. The building willprovide a combination of office, showroom and warehouse space. Acompletion date and the cost of the facility have not beenreleased.

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It will also be the global company's first to be designed usingsustainable principles and LEED guidelines, according to JustinMihalik, a principal of the Livingston, NJ-based Jarmel KizelArchitects and Engineers, which is doing the civil engineering workfor the site and design and engineering work for the buildingitself.

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"This project is a great example of sustainable design," Mihaliksays. "We're able to use building information modeling and othertechnologies in the design, and the building will utilizehigh-performance HVAC equipment and a building automationsystem."

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Other features, says Mihalik, include green roofing technologyand extensive use of sustainable materials. "The design balancesinsulation values and mass to balance heat gain and energy use," hesays.

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