G reen B uildings F eaturing E nergy E fficiency

Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Green Buildings — August 31 - September 13, 2012 — 17A


Sustainable features include occupancy sensors, day lighting and high tech air conditioning DMR Architects designs LEED Silver academic building


DISON, NJ — Da- vid B. Crabiel Hall, a 36,000 s/f academic

efficient, correctly-sized me- chanical equipment. 92% of all construction waste was recycled and 19.8% of ma- terials were manufactured locally to reduce emissions during transport. “We are particularly proud of the college’s decision to seek LEED certification for this project,” Obi Agudosi, AIA, senior vice president and principal of DMR Ar- chitects said. “At Middlesex County College, we designed an incredibly modern build- ing that just happens to be located on a traditional col- lege campus. The materials selected were environmen- tally responsible, durable and also complimentary to the existing buildings on campus. This was a very ex- citing project for DMR.” The $10 million project has been recognized with several other design awards, includ- ing a 2012 Project of Distinc- tion by College Planning & Management. n tem showcases Code’s sus- tainability efforts and will provide consistent financial savings for years to come.” Built with 1,104 solar PV panels, the solar system will produce approximately 250,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity in the first year of operation. This equates to the reduction of more than 385,000 pounds of CO2 emis- sions, which is the equivalent of offsetting the power de- mand of 22 residential homes or removing 34 cars from the road each year. “Installing solar just made sense for us,” said John To- massetti, vice president at Code Environmental. “We’re saving money on electricity costs and we are being envi- ronmentally responsible.” n

building designed by DMR Architects, a full-service architectural firm, achieved Leadership in Energy Ef- ficiency and Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the United States Green Build- ing Council (USGBC). The building, on the main cam- pus of Middlesex County Col- lege in Edison is the College’s first sustainable building, and DMR Architects’ fourth building to receive LEED Certification. On July 17, Crabiel Hall received LEED Silver Cer- tification, scoring 34 points from the USGBC. LEED certification is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and op- eration of high-performance green buildings. Dedicated to progressive, innovative and sustainable, high-quality design, DMR pro- vided complete architectural, Carteret, NJ — Code Environmental Services, a leading environmental and hazardous waste remediation firm announced that it has completed the installation of a 220-kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system. Designed, engineered and constructed by Solis Part- ners, the system will offset approximately 70 percent of Code Environmental’s electricity consumption, is installed on the roof of its 50,000 s/f corporate head- quarters building. “We’re pleased to announce the completion of the solar installation at Code Environ- mental,” said Jamie Hahn, cofounder and managing director at Solis Partners. “This rooftop solar PV Sys-

David B. Crabiel Hall

engineering and construction administration services for the two-story, 36,383 s/f aca- demic space. The building in- cludes classrooms, computer labs, administrative offices, a culinary demonstration lab, kitchen facilities and meeting

rooms. Sustainable features in- clude occupancy sensors in each room, day lighting, drought resistant plant- ings, high tech air condition- ing units and boiler and a highly reflective elastomeric

roof coating. In addition, Low-VOC materials were specified and water use re- duced 55% from a standard design through low-flow fixtures, waterless urinals and sink faucets. Energy use reduced 24% through

Code Environmental Svcs. completes Solis Partners’ 220- kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic system installation

Code Environmental Services

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