On Thursday, April 4th, the Arkansas Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized Nabholz-built King Elementary in Van Buren, Arkansas with the 2013 Green Tie Award for Best LEED Project. This is the second year that USGBC Arkansas has presented the Green Tie Awards, which celebrate outstanding projects, companies and individuals for significant achievements in sustainable design and construction. In 2012, Nabholz received the inaugural Green Tie Award for Member Firm of the Year.
“We’ve been working hard over the past few years to be a leader in sustainable construction, so it’s really an honor when an organization like USGBC Arkansas recognizes that effort,” explained Ron Hestir, Director of Sustainability for Nabholz. Ron added, “Building green buildings for our clients is just the tip of the iceberg–we’re also very committed to things like recycling and reducing the amount of waste that we send to the landfills, as well as energy efficiency and creating clean, healthy environments for all of our employees.”
Completed in 2011, King Elementary is the first Gold certified LEED for Schools™ project in the state of Arkansas. The 82,000-square-foot school includes green features like a geothermal heating and cooling system and a rainwater harvesting system, among others. The facility was designed by MAHG Architecture of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Click here to view the full project profile.
More information about Nabholz’ sustainability efforts is available at www.nabholz.com/our-company/building-green/