Jacob White Construction Company strives to exceed
client expectations in all areas and did so with this state-
of-the-art commercial building. Strategically located at
the entrance to a park-and-ride center at the intersection
of two major roadways.
Jacob White focused on Green technology in the design
completion of the
Platinum registered building. Green technology can
reduce water consumption, electricity, and waste that will
improve efficiency, air quality, and increase the overall
value of the building. Studies show that improved air
quality and the use of materials that do not emit volatile
organic compounds can increase productivity from five to
28 percent based on the type of business. Indoor Air
Quality Standards (IAQ) were met using filtration, air
stream purification, tobacco smoke control, and C0
monitoring with enhanced ventilation effectiveness.
Indoor climate controls were designed and distributed
to allow both perimeter and non-perimeter spaces to be
independently controlled with thermal comfort meeting
the applicable ASHRAE standards; monitored on a real-
time basis by the building's energy management system.
Ninety percent of the spaces within the building have
daylight and a view of the exterior. The building
also includes the latest in "touch technologies," a
developed anti-microbial surface shown to eliminate the
threat of common colds and flu.
The building is home to the area's largest living (green)
roof, as well as many green features such as storing over
465,000 gallons of storm water runoff for irrigation and
water closet use, illuminating the exterior with highly
efficient LED lighting, and power supplied by 100%
High efficiency, CFC free cooling equipment with
electric heat was used in the building. It included MERV
13 filtration, C0
monitoring, and UV -C light air stream
purification treatment. Equipment is monitored and
controlled by an extensive energy management system.
The building has a calculated roof R-value of 61
(excluding the evaporative cooling effect of the green
roof); wall R-values of 24+ and l-inch insulated glazing
with minimal UV transmittance and low emissivity
coatings. The building is projected to use an average of
30,000 kWh per month of electrical power. Overall
energy reduction techniques (equipment, construction and
operation) resulted in an energy usage level of 55% less
than a baseline building.
Upon completion, Jacob
White Construction now
officially has four "LEED buildings" under its belt and is
working on its own new 10,000 square foot headquarters
being built to LEED Platinum certified standards.
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