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New Exelon HQ in Baltimore features high-tech trading floor

 

In December, energy provider Exelon launched its 21-story, 440,000-sf Constellation business unit headquarters in Baltimore’s Harbor Point. CallisonRTKL provided MEP engineering and full technology design services for the interior fit-out. For the new headquarters, Exelon required a state-of-the-art, LEED CI trading floor—one of the largest in the U.S. CallisonRTKL’s technology design studio was responsible for the space’s converged networks, electronic security and specialty systems.

 

“CallisonRTKL was an integral member of the project design and construction team, from project conception through delivery,” said Deborah Kuo, Exelon Vice President, Real Estate & Facilities. “They provided disciplined and thoughtful input into a complex project, resulting in a highly impactful project outcome.”

 

One of the trading floor’s most impressive aspects is a 500-SF LED video banner that wraps around the perimeter of the area. The banner has the ability to display data feeds, TV feeds and local computer displays—all at the touch of a button. Providing important and real-time information to traders and serving as a welcoming statement for guests, the banner helps connect the trading floor, workplace and conference rooms.

 

“This project leverages innovative applications of technology to provide both a high level of operational resiliency and energy efficiency,” said Matt Danowski, PE, Project Manager and CallisonRTKL Associate in the firm's Baltimore office.

 

For enhanced security, CallisonRTKL also provided design expertise for Exelon’s separate, NERC-compliant trading area. It meets all security standards as required by nuclear governing bodies, enforcing regulatory compliance by employees and visitors. Outside of the trading floor, the conference spaces throughout the facility are designed around Cisco UC collaboration technologies.

 

The developer, landlord and architect collaborated on building specifications underlying the lease agreement. This process helped ensure that the unique services the facility required would be available, including low-flow plumbing fixtures to help meet LEED goals.

 

CallisonRTKL helped elevate Exelon’s corporate headquarters to modern technological, engineering and security standards, enabling the company to work in a safe, efficient way, Danowski says.

 

 

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