Successfully Completed LEED Building Renovation
Ribbon Cutting for Successfully Completed LEED Building Renovation Project – Environmental Resource Center, Springfield, Missouri
Dedicating building renovations completed by Storee Construction to LEED* Silver criteria, Jeff Reed of Storee Construction joined in the ribbon cutting with Bob Stephens, City of Springfield Mayor, Sara Parker Pauley, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Karl Brooks, Region 7 administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Barbara Lucks, City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services Sustainability Officer, and other city officials.
“The kind of innovative thinking that goes into these bricks and mortar will serve Springfield residents well into the future”, EPA’s Brooks announced to the crowd of city officials and interested locals.
To qualify for a minimum of LEED Silver distinction, the Storee completed renovation included features to improve the facilities potential environmental impact and human benefits including: the reuse of an existing site; future electric vehicle charging station; optimal energy performance; solar heating system for domestic hot water; enhanced roof and wall insulation for better climate control; construction/demolition waste management; recycled content of building materials; natural indoor lighting & daylight and natural lighting for interior workspaces; rainwater harvesting and reuse, including a 1400-gallon in-ground cistern and occupancy sensors in internal spaces for energy conservation per the October 3, 2012 News Release by the City of Springfield.
Also receiving recognition at the dedication was Dagan Cobb, Storee Superintendent, who managed every phase of the project for Storee. Cobb was awarded a rain gauge as a special gift from Barbara Lucks and other Environmental Resource Center personnel for Cobb’s outstanding efforts in managing the project and particularly his diligence at keeping the occupied areas of the building dry during challenging wet weather conditions.
Storee is proud of the success of the Environmental Resource Center project and its LEED goals and congratulates all involved in the project including City of Springfield personnel, engineers, subcontractors, Dagan Cobb and other Storee personnel for the successful completion.
Contact Storee at 888-736-2032 for Missouri commercial building construction and renovations completed to meet LEED goals and environmental standards.
*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.