By Joel Scanlon
HITT Contracting has declared that 2900 Fairview Park Drive has won the LEED Gold certification, validated by the Green Building Certification Institute and begun by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The location of the 2900 Fairview Park Drive facilitates utilization of an optional transit, which minimizes HIIT’s carbon footprint. Other provisions such as café, a high-tech fitness center, ATM, and dry cleaning service reduce transportation issues for employees. It has been provided with an efficient lighting system, wherein a white roof membrane enables reflection of heat and light away from the building, with HVAC equipment that conserves over 20% electrical costs for tenants. Other significant features include domestic building materials and reliable interior sources.
This 160,000 sq.ft, four-story, Class A building design was developed by Noritake Associates and finished by HITT Contracting in September 2009. It is based in a setting that resembles a park, inside the Fairview Park campus and symbolizes HITT’s dedication to construction with sustainable features. The building proprietors, Fairview Property Investments and Rushmark Properties consider the addition of this structure to its vicinity as very significant. The landscape design was created by Rhodeside & Harwell, characterizing a storm water retention pond, a rain garden, and original species, that combine to supply artificial site irrigation. The facility consumes 46% less water than its similar sized buildings for its overall operation.
With increasing recognition of the advantages of sustainable construction in the construction industry, the clients will benefit from understanding its significant features as they consider utilizing green building practices on future projects.