Washington, DC, October 8, 2013 (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
Turner Construction Company, Engineering News- Record’s leading Green Contractor, received notice that the recently completed Capital Area Food Bank achieved LEED-NC Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council.
The LEED Certification program stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and the “NC” pertains to “New Construction.” Established to promote worldwide awareness for green building and its impact on the environment, LEED has come to be recognized as the standard measure of sustainability in buildings. Through the use of sustainable strategies, the project achieved a 50% reduction of water-use through use of ultra-low flow urinals/lavatories/pantry sinks, 14% increased energy performance through the use of energy efficient lighting, and solar panels totaling $70,000 in energy cost savings per year.
“Congratulations to the Capital Area Food Bank and the project team who made this achievement possible,” said Ken Jones, Vice President and General Manager of Turner’s Washington, DC office. “Your leadership and commitment to innovations in energy efficiency will create a healthy and productive environment for the employees, volunteers and the community that the CAFB serves.”
The renovation and expansion of Capital Area Food Bank's food distribution facility involved the demolition of the original warehouse, alterations to the office block and the new construction of a 96,630 square foot warehouse facility on the existing footprint, effectively allowing for the doubling of their operations. The expansion of space accommodates for the growth of volunteers, special stations for sorting food, meal preparation areas, increased refrigerator and freezer capacity, new space for classrooms, along with commercial and teaching kitchens. Thusly, allowing the Food Bank increased resources to provide greater services to the community.
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902 in New York City, Turner has 5,200 employees worldwide and works on 1200 projects each year, for an annual construction volume of $8 billion. As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner ranks first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, telecommunications, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers.
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HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 80,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 23.28 billion in FY 2011, the company is represented in all the world‘s major markets. With its core competencies in development, building and operation, the Group delivers services for the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. The focus of the related business activities is on four strategic areas: energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, major cities, and resources. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 54 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at http://www.hochtief.com/press.