8C — August 12 - 25, 2016 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


P ennsylvania

Firm tapped for five Texas and Louisiana federal buildings and courthouses Philadelphia’s Wright Commissioning wins major Government projects P

“It’s a challenging timeline,” said Will Wright, “but we are comfortable with an acceler- ated pace. Our goals are to optimize performance of the building systems, identify op- portunities for cost-effective reductions in energy consump- tion and improve indoor condi- tions for building occupants. We aim to make sure that the building systems in these landmark structures run as efficiently as possible so tax- payer dollars aren’t wasted.” The five civic projects slated for retro-commissioning in- clude the monumental U.S.

Custom House in New Or- leans, a 386,000 s/f National Historic Landmark completed in 1881, one of the oldest and most important federal build- ings in the South; the 67,000 s/f Baton Rouge Federal Build- ing and Courthouse, a 1933 Neoclassical limestone struc- ture with a granite base and ionic columns; the adjacent Russell B. Long Federal Build- ing, a 187,000 s/f courthouse annex built in 1994 and named for a powerful native son; the LaBranch Federal Building in Houston, Texas, a two-story, 79,000 s/f brick building built in 1946; and the GH Mahon Federal Building / Courthouse in Lubbock, Texas, a 183,000 s/f, eight-story Modernist structure built in 1971. Wright Commissioning has considerable experience with civic buildings, having com- pleted commissioning projects for the US Department of Ag- riculture, US National Guard, NAVFAC, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia, among oth- ers. n NGKF completes two leases totaling 16,490 s/f for The Center forGIHealth SPRING HOUSE, PA — Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to announce that Justin Bell , managing director, and Neil Shupak , senior managing director, have completed two leases for The Center for GI Health (CGI), including a 14,490 s/f lease in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and a 2,000 s/f lease in Spring House. Bell and Shupak assisted CGI with its site selection analysis, ultimately securing 14,490 s/f at 815 Sumneytown Pike (Brookview I ) in Lans- dale. The Brookview I location will be a combination of CGI, The Colonoscopy Center and Bioview Anatomical Pathology Lab. The surgery center will be located on the ground floor, while the administrative/ex- amination offices and pathology lab will be on the second. Until the construction at Brookview I is completed, patients may visit CGI in their temporary office in the adjacent building Brookview II, located at 1240 S. Broad Street. CGI’s Brookview I location is expected to be com- pleted in the fall. n

HILADELPHIA, PA — Wright Commis- sioning , an MBE / WBE and the Philadelphia region’s only independent building commissioning firm, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to retro- commission federal buildings in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houston and Lubbock. The contract with the General Services Administration re- quires that all five retro-com- missioning projects, including ASHRAE ventilation testing and energy audits be complet- ed by the end of September.

U.S. Custom House in New Orleans



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