Under Armour’s new global headquarters building in Baltimore’s Port Covington reaffirms the company’s long-term resilience commitment. The proposed building, constructed almost entirely of mass timber, aims to achieve LEED v4 Platinum Certification, net zero energy operations, and the WELL Building Standard. The selection of mass timber as the building’s structural material serves as a baseline that elevates the impact of many of its other sustainable design features, including geothermal heating and cooling, rainwater harvesting, a landscaped roof, solar panels, sun shades, and a premium HVAC system with energy recovery.
Undergirding Under Armour’s decision to pursue a mass timber building was how well the material aligned with the athletic apparel and footwear company’s brand, which revolves around authenticity. With its rawness and simplicity, mass timber evokes the grit of Under Armour. The new building will serve as an example of how Under Armour walks the walk on its sustainability commitments and lives up to its value of ‘Act Sustainably.’