G reen B uildings & E nvironmental S ervices

Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — February 26 - March 10, 2016 — 7B


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Langan’s new 76,866 s/f space shoots for LEED certification Avison Young completes project management for Langan’s relocation to 300 Kimball Dr. in

ARSIPPANY, NJ — Avison Young, a com- mercial real estate ser- vices firm, announced that that the company’s Project Management Services group has completed an extensive build out for the new corpo- rate headquarters of Langan Engineering & Environ- mental Services , a premier consulting firm with nearly 1,000 employees and 25 of- fices worldwide. The 76,866 s/f space is located at 300 Kimball Dr., a newly renovated office building in Parsippany. After more than 20 years in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, Langan relocated its head- quarters, which currently employees more than 300 professionals, to Parsippany. Avison Young was retained early in the design phase to provide project management services including the hiring and management of consul- tants, client vendors and the general contractor. Working closely with the architect and engineers, Avison Young coordinated the completion of the design process, and made P NEW WILMINGTON, PA — “An administrative as- sistant’s dream, a faculty member’s undying passion, and a strong faculty and staff support have brought us to this point,” said Dr. Timothy Cuff, professor of history and chair of the division of social sciences and humanities, re- ferring to Westminster Col- lege’s newly board-approved Tiny House Project. “We would like to capture the fascination that our neighbors and larger community have with the tiny house movement and turn that into an educa- tional experience,” said Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster College professor and program coordinator and chair for the environmental programs. Tiny Houses, which have piqued social and environ- mental interest across the globe, are loosely categorized as homes that are between 100 and 400 s/f. These houses re-

Avison Young’s New Jersey office. “Our team possessed the unique ability to man- age all aspects of the project, with our expertise enabling us to present solutions to the design team, contactor, and client that kept construction moving forward.” Founded in 1970, Langan provides integrated site en- gineering and environmental consulting services to the land development, corporate real estate, and energy markets. Situated in Parsippany, one of New Jersey’s foremost busi- ness markets, 300 Kimball Dr. is a premier 400,147 s/f office building. The building recently underwent a capital improvements program that included the renovation of its lobby, bistro and fitness center, as well as numerous green strategies bringing the building the honor of LEED silver certification. The build- ing was also awarded 2015’s “The Outstanding Building of the Year” by the New Jersey chapter of the Building Own- ers and Managers Association (BOMA). n the tiny house through a com- munity build, where students, faculty, staff, community members, and alumni are able to support the building of the house through physical par- ticipation in the build, dona- tions, or other contributions,” said Boylan. “Pending success and support of phase one, we will plan for two or three more houses.” Location and design of the tiny house, zoning ordinances, building codes, and residence life rules and regulations are being considered as part of the current exploratory phase. “Student learning objectives associated with tiny living will be meaningfully integrated into tiny house linked course- work,” said Boylan. “This novel educational model which incorporates tiny living into the student’s academic experi- ence will positionWestminster College as an innovator in sustainability education.” n

300 Kimball Drive

ed great value to Langan throughout the entire move and build out of our new space in Parsippany,” said David Gockel , president/CEO of Langan. "Ed Walsh, John Mercurio, and Sarah Paddock partnered with Langan and the design/construction team to make 300 Kimball a great success for our employees.” Throughout the relocation, Avison Young also provided a number of specialty services including LEED coordina-

recommendations for potential pre-purchase, long-lead items, as well as furniture planning and installation oversight. Avison Young also submitted drawings for permits, created the budget, schedule and ex- ecuted contract management. Importantly, Avison Young played a key role in help- ing Langan meet its critical move-in deadline over the Thanksgiving weekend last November. "Avi son Young provid-

tion (certification slated for spring 2016), pre-purchaser coordination of lighting and carpeting, and coordination of low-voltage power.

“Avison Young’s knowledge of constructability, means and methods were valuable assets in resolving field is- sues, greatly contributing to the success of Langan’s new headquarters,” said Ed- ward Walsh , principal and managing director of Proj- ect Management Services in Westminster College, PA proposing to build off the grid

Tiny House Project at Westminster College

quire less energy and economic consumption, and support the ideas of simplification and sustainability. This educational movement will allow Westminster Col-

lege to develop a unique liv- ing and learning experience that integrates concepts of sustainability, simple living, and environmental studies into students’ coursework and

lifestyles. In the exploratory phase, a team of students will help design and plan the building of the first house. “Ideally, we will construct

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