UPF’s Construction Support Building Receives NNSA Sustainability Designation
UPF’s Construction Support Building (CSB) has received another designation for sustainability, this time from NNSA, which designated the CSB as a High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB).
The CSB is a three-story, 65,000-square-foot facility that houses construction operations and will serve as UPF’s operations center when the project is completed. The CSB can accommodate 300 office personnel, and an additional 250 craft employees in the break area. It has a 14,700-square-foot warehouse space, rooftop solar panels, and a geothermal well system.
According to the award letter, the CSB “exemplifies high standards in integrated design, integrated management, energy and water efficiency, and enhanced indoor environmental quality.”
Constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for NNSA, the CSB is also the first building at Y-12 to earn LEED Gold status. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a designation from the U.S. Green Building Council for sustainability and resource efficiency. The CSB earned LEED credits for solar panels that provide approximately 15kW of electrical power, insulated concrete form walls, a geothermal well system, automatic faucets, and automatic LED lighting.
“We are proud to have delivered a building that met the stringent requirements for HPSB as well as the LEED Gold standard,” said UPF Federal Project Director Dale Christenson. “The CSB will benefit UPF during construction and serve the site long after UPF is complete.”