The 27,500 square foot Volvo Dealership in Northfield, Illinois marked ICI’s 20th project with Fields Auto Group. The facility achieved the United States Green Building Council’s LEED Silver Certification. The first of its kind in the U.S., this dealership incorporates many unique features which increase the sustainability of the building: wind turbines, a rain water harvesting system, solar panels and an “eco-garden,” to name a few.
During construction, ICI implemented a comprehensive Construction Waste Management Program and was able to achieve our goal of diverting 95% of all construction debris from the waste stream.
At project completion, the volume of recycled content used in building materials was over 26% and the volume of regional materials (extracted and manufactured within 500 miles) was above 40%. Factoring in construction waste, the project earned six points for these credits alone, which includes two points for Exemplary Performance.
During both design and construction, the project employed a number of innovative methods to ensure the Indoor Environmental Quality met LEED Standards. For example, the project incorporates day lighting and allows the occupants the ability to control lighting levels.
During construction, special care was taken to ensure dirt, Volatile Organic Compounds and Allergens were not introduced into the building. Finally, the HVAC System was commissioned and the building was thoroughly flushed of any contaminates prior to occupancy.
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