I hope you enjoyed our two-part blog series detailing new research on the profits in sustainability.
Meanwhile, over at Doo Consulting…
Business is budding for Doo Consulting this spring. Here are some of the details of of our recent wins:
Peter Doo Elevated To The AIA College Of Fellows
Peter Doo, president of Doo Consulting LLC, green building consultants, recently became one of 11 architects regionally to be elevated to the College of Fellows – the highest achievement level of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
“The Fellows program recognizes not just the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level,” said Scott Frank, Director of Media Relations at the AIA.
Click here to read the complete Peter Doo FAIA press release.
Net Zero Home Wins USGBC WinterGreen Awards “Home” Category
What are the challenges of building a building that generates all of its own energy onsite?
“When a sustainability-minded client asked me to design his second home,” explains Peter Doo, “I saw an opportunity to put net-zero theory into practice. I knew that what we learned through this project would benefit our architect and developer clients who wanted to push the low energy envelope.”
Doo’s design for the home won the USGBC Maryland Wintergreen 2012 Award in the “Home” category.
Get the full story in this case study on the Net Zero Home.
Midd-West High School Earns LEED For Schools Gold Certification
Midd-West High School in Middlesburg, PA, a 185,000 SF replacement high schoolwas recently awarded LEED Gold certification under LEED for Schools by the US Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute.
Doo Consulting LLC worked closely with Crabtree, Rohrbaugh + Associates architects to achieve the certification. It will be used as a teaching tool and will be available to the community for use after hours.
Cambridge Springs Security Housing Achieves LEED NC Certification
Doo Consulting was asked to join the design/build team for the L3 Housing Addition at the State Correctional Institution at Cambridge Springs in Cambridge Springs PA.
LEED certifying The Cambridge Springs Security Facility presented a unique challenge. At present, LEED rating systems do not make allowances for the special security requirements inherent in the construction and operation of a detention facility.
The team used low-emitting construction materials, thermal comfort design, recycled content, construction waste management, water-efficient landscaping, optimized energy performance, storm water design and other approaches to fulfill the requirements of LEED.
Children’s National Medical Center Imaging Center Achieves LEED certification.
The Children’s Radiology Engineering Architecture Technology Expansion (CREATE) project has earned Certification under the LEED Rating System.
CREATE included the renovation and expansion of the Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Departments at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. This radiology and diagnostics suite is now a 20,000 square foot space with four new MRI suites and a new PET CT imaging room.
Doo Consulting LLC worked directly with the contractor for the project, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, to ensure that all LEED construction credits were properly executed and documented.
Waverly Public School, Baltimore, MD – LEED Schools
The Waverly PK-8 School is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification. Doo Consulting LLC will work with client Cam Construction to administrate and coordinate the LEED Construction Credits for this project.
Grimm & Parker are the architects for this project, which will consolidate the Elementary and Middle Schools into a single building with diversified uses.
Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD – LEED CI
The Anne Arundel Medical Center is the first LEED certified hospital tower in Maryland. Doo Consulting is working with a design-build team to achieve a LEED Gold Certification under the Commercial Interiors rating system for one of the floors of the new building.
Whiting-Turner is the contractor for the project, and have asked Doo Consulting to manage both the design and construction credits for this LEED project.
Capital One Bank, Bethesda, MD – LEED EBOM
The Capital One Bank building, at 4825 Cordell Avenue, will be certified under the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system.”
Doo will help to implement green retrofits, green leases, and green policies, earning Capital One and their tenant, Bethesda Green, a credential that demonstrates their commitment to sustainable business practices and creating a best-in-class office building in the heart of Bethesda.”Read more in Bethesda Green’s Incubator profile of Doo Consulting.
US Attorney’s Office, Greenbelt, MD – LEED CI
Doo Consulting will work with Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and the GSA to LEED certify the Commercial Interior for the US Attorney’s Office at the Capitol Office Park in Greenbelt, MD.
Siegel, Rutherford, Bradstock & Ridgway, Inc. will provide the MEP work, energy modeling, and commissioning services for this project.
What are your recent successes and green business challenges? Please share in the comments below.