S&C Electric Company achieves LEEDv4 Silver Rating for New Power Systems Solutions Office Building through partnership with The Hill Group
CHICAGO, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, The Hill Group announced that through its partnership, S&C Electric Company’s new Power System Solutions facility has achieved a Silver Rating through the LEEDv4 beta program for new construction. This facility is the third new construction project worldwide to be awarded the LEEDv4 certification, the first to achieve a Silver rating, and the first new construction office building to achieve LEEDv4 certification. Credits were achieved for implementing optimized energy efficient systems, water reduction strategies, advanced lighting strategies, fundamental building systems commissioning, enhanced commissioning, advanced energy metering, sustainable waste management, thermal comfort verification, measurement and verification, and indoor air quality management.
“We are thrilled to be the first new construction office building to achieve LEEDv4 certification,” said Bruce Hegberg, Manager Facilities Engineering, S&C Electric Company. “The Hill Group was vigilant to ensure that we met all of the essential requirements in order to meet the highest level of sustainability and significantly reduce our carbon footprint.”
S&C Electric partnered with The Hill Group to provide mechanical and plumbing systems design, construction, LEED consultation, and commissioning services. The Hill Group worked closely with the U.S. Green Building Council to refine the LEEDv4 beta program prior to the formal release of LEEDv4 as a new standard. The facility is the highlight of S&C Electric’s campus on the north side of Chicagoand is currently being submitted for several awards for green building design and construction.
“We are extremely pleased with the success of this project,” said James Hill, President of The Hill Group. “S&C Electric has been a long-standing valued partner of The Hill Group and this project is a great example of what can be achieved when the owner and design-build contractor work together from concept through project completion and into operation. This project highlights the dedication of S&C Electric and The Hill Group to energy efficiency and sustainability.”
About The Hill Group
The Hill Group is a Chicago-based professional organization engaged in the construction and maintenance of building systems all with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. For more information about The Hill Group, visit www.hillgrp.com or dial 847-451-4200.
About S&C Electric Company
S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, with global headquarters in Chicago, USA, S&C applies its heritage of innovation to address challenges facing the world’s power grids and is thus shaping the future of reliable electricity delivery. The mission of employee-owned S&C is to continually develop new solutions for electricity delivery, fostering the improved efficiency and reliability required for the intelligent grid. Learn more at www.sandc.com.
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