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The First LEED Core & Shell Platinum Project in Illinois

KONE Centre
Moline, Illinois, USA

“From the beginning, Financial District Properties and KONE wanted a first class building for KONE's employees. Today, we hope that KONE's employees are as proud of this building as KONE and the community are of them.”

Rodney Blackwell
Managing Principal, Financial District Properties

The KONE Centre is a mixed-use development that brings Class A offices, condominiums and dynamic retail space to downtown Moline’s Riverfront District.

HOK’s design creates a LEED Platinum building that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. With its mixed-use program, plaza and welcoming riverfront garden space, the KONE Centre is catalyzing the renewal of Moline’s Riverfront District at Bass Street Landing.

The design shapes the footprint of the eight-story KONE Centre, which provides expansive views of the Mississippi River, with broad exposures to the north and south. This creates opportunities for natural daylighting while minimizing solar heat gain. To protect the building from the heat gain that comes from the rising and setting sun, the design limits the surface areas on the east and west.

The building envelope reinforces the basic massing and orientation strategy. Metal panels on the south create a thermal barrier that helps protect against temperature fluctuations. High-performance, specialty coated glass provides better insulation than conventional windows.

An array of 1,365 photovoltaic panels rises as a canopy over the garage deck. The panels will produce about 388,000 kilowatts per year – about one-third of the KONE Centre’s energy needs.


LEED-CS Platinum


125,000 sq. ft. / 11,600 sq. m.


Structural Engineering


Number of photovoltaic panels


Amount of regularly operated space that has daylight views


Reduction in water use


Reduction in energy use compared to ASHRAE 90.1, the industry standard for commercial buildings


Amount of interior materials made from recycled content


25 October 2012
“KONE Centre Earns Environmental Award”
Quad-City Business Journal

9 August 2012
“KONE Centre Grand Opening”
Quad-Cities Online

4 August 2012
“Completion of Moline KONE Centre Creates New View From Top”“
Quad-City Times

5 June 2012
“KONE Centre Has Third Largest Solar Panel System in Illinois”
Quad-Cities Online