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LEED Corporate Experience
Nason Construction is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the local Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) chapter. Nason is committed to promoting sustainable and environmentally responsible construction methods. Our goal is to help our clients gain a competitive advantage by operating more energy efficient and cost effective facilities that are healthier places to live and work.
LEED and Sustainable Projects
Nason Construction has completed over $90 Million in LEED Certified Projects including:
- 1 LEED Platinum Certified
- 6 LEED Gold Certified
- 1 LEED Silver Certified
- 1 Registered, LEED Gold Certification in progress
- 4 LEED criteria met; not certified per USGBC
Sample LEED and Sustainable projects:
Moorhead Environmental Complex at Stroud Water Research Center
Nason Construction provided Construction Management services for the new construction of a $5.6 million, LEED Platinum Certified, two-story, 14,000 sf education and development center for Stroud Water Research Center. The building provides improved and expanded program space for educational programs and new offices for administration and development staff. The building is connected to the existing complex through the stream house.
The project included sustainable site improvements such as changes to hardscape and landscape, stormwater management through a variety of landscape-based best management practices, and conversion of the existing septic system to a constructed wetland treatment system. Additionally, the project was designed to capture rainwater to support aquatic research needs and to provide a source for all potable water needs for the facility.
US Army Corps of Engineers, Non-Medical Biological-Chemical Facility
Nason worked on a $22 million Non-Medical Biological-Chemical Facility for the Army Corps of Engineers in Aberdeen, MD. This 75,000 sf project is in the process of being LEED Gold certified. It includes features such as maximized daylighting, water efficient fixtures, enhanced commissioning, regional materials with high recycled content, and lighting and thermal controls including outdoor air monitoring. This project was delivered as a design-build project.
Many other projects Nason works on incorporates sustainable design features into their design, even though they are not pursuing LEED Certification. Examples are the Salisbury Armory project for the Maryland National Guard which was designed to LEED certifiable Silver standards. Green features include the use of recycled building materials such as ceiling tiles, carpet and wood products and daylighting strategies with skylights in the large work bays. Nason also recently completed the Kent County Courthouse project in Dover, DE, which was the first Construction Manager-at-Risk project for the State, as well as the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. Here, green roofs were installed and extensive construction waste management programs were implemented to divert waste materials from landfills.