We have three exciting stories in this month’s edition of flaSH [PDF]. One project is complete while two other projects received LEED certification.
SWPB Campos Parole and Probation Building Complete Construction
Located on a busy intersection in downtown Las Vegas, the new 180,000 SF building for the Division of Parole and Probation replaces the original 1 story building built on the same site in 1954. The 6 story building features three levels of office on top of a three level parking structure. Public access is limited to the first level and employees enter from the secured parking deck. The LEED Silver equivalent facility features exterior sun control louvers along the south elevation and a six story, curved concrete wall protects the west elevation. Interior finishes feature poured terrazzo floors with recycled glass aggregate and abundant natural light in all public and employee areas. Special consideration was given to integrating the department’s stringent security requirements for the facility and the safety of the employees.
CCSD Northwest Career and Tech Academy
Mark McGinty of SHARCHITECTURE and Paul Gerner of CCSD recently presented the USGBC LEED Certification plaque to the CCSD Board of Trustees for the Northwest Career and Technichal Academy. “The Northwest Career and Tech Academy’s LEED Certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fredrizzi, President and CEO USGBC. “The project efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediate, positive impact on our planet, which will tremendously benefit future generations to come.”
Best of ’09 Green Building
In more green news, Cashman Equipment officially received LEED Gold certification in September and was named the SW Contractor Best of 09 Green Building in December. “The judges commended the project team’s approach to LEED and sustainability at every level.” During construction, 97% of construction waste was diverted away from landfills, which translates to 4,689 tons of material that was recycled in the 310,000 SF seven building complex.