Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 26, 2013
Turner Construction Company is proud to announce that the new 3 White Flint North office building in Bethesda, MD has received formal LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
This 362,000 SF office building, developed by LCOR in a joint venture with USAA Real Estate Company and designed by HOK, is located adjacent to the White Flint Metro Station to promote use of public transportation to access the facility, as well as tie the building to the 32-acre, 2.7 million SF North Bethesda Center project, an award-winning transit-oriented development project that will revitalize the neighborhood.
The facility was designed and constructed with sustainability in mind, including the recycling or reuse of 89.4% of all construction waste, inclusion of 21% of recycled material within the building’s features and finishes, and the use of 76% of Forest Stewardship Council certified wood.
The facility also utilizes low-flow urinals, toilets, and faucets throughout the facility, culminating in a 40% reduction of water use over a standard office building. The facility was also furnished with low VOC carpets and paint and utilizes motion-controlled lights throughout the facility, ensuring that power is not wasted overnight.
Turner is committed to green building and sustainability. Since 2005, Turner has diverted more than one million tons of construction waste from landfills, and has been ranked #1 in ENR’s Top 100 Green Design Firms for 2012.
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.
For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.
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.