Green Reconstruction of the New Mercury Mambo Offices

Lots of folks at The Mambo are obsessed with all things green. When we outgrew our office on the east side of Austin and knew we were going to be renovating a new building for us to move into, we were certain of one thing – we were going to make the new building as green as we possibly could.

After looking for almost 6 months for a new property, we ended up purchasing a metal building that was used as a drum factory. Tommy, the previous owner, had built a few rooms on the inside of the building but the existing layout wouldn’t work for our needs. We knew we had to do a major renovation and we wanted to be sure to do it in a way that had as little impact on the environment as possible.

We spoke with a couple of contractors and builders and decided to go with Zaman over at Z-Works Design Build for the project. Zaman has been working in the green building arena for many years. One of the things I like most about him is his strong belief that green building can and should be affordable.

In the next few posts, I’ll share with you the various ways Zaman made the building green – and how we did it on a budget.

But first, I’ll get started with the big reveal and a before and after shot of the building. Fear not, in a couple of months those great Burr Oak trees will be back in full foliage.

Before:

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After:

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