The Heine building in Dover, NH is the North American headquarters of Heine USA Ltd., a European manufacturer of medical devices. Heine, headquartered near Munich Germany, is the largest exporter of primary hand-held diagnostics and considered the first name in precision optics, for quality, durability and overall value.

This innovative 22,800 square foot office/warehouse distribution facility incorporates design elements including daylight harvesting, advanced lighting controls, high efficiency VAV HVAC system, reduced energy and water use systems, onsite fitness center, high albedo TPO roofing materials, integrated demountable wall systems and many regionally supplied products. Additional features include cork flooring, wood barrel vault ceiling and recycled content materials. One outstanding feature of the building is the installation of 28 daylight harvesting Solatubes in the warehouse; the largest single installation in all of New England. Although the project was registered with the USGBC, Heine elected not to pursue LEED certification since the intent was to provide a building with the components and innovations seen in a LEED project.

During pre-construction design and material procurement phase, a number of value engineering decisions were made to reduce the overall cost of the office space yet maintain the desired image and ambiance. Within the main office space, the concept timber framing was replaced with a structural steel frame utilizing radius steel beams and metal roof deck to lower the project costs. In order to achieve the mill building feel, non-structural glulam beams were installed with a tongue and groove wood treatment applied to the vaulted ceiling to make to the space appear timber framed.