LEED Certified/Sustainable Building
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
C.D. Smith Construction is a U.S. Green Building Council member and has LEED Accredited Project Managers to assist throughout the entire certification process. We expertly assist Owners in the Pre-Construction phases, exploring all sustainable alternatives to determine the cost, feasibility and life cycle impact of each LEED credit option. The Owner makes the final decision on which options are best for them.
J.F. Ahern Company, Fond du Lac, WI | LEED Gold Certified
The three-story, 58,000 square foot addition to the J.F. Ahern Company’s headquarters includes extensive use of daylighting to reduce the need for electric lighting; a CFC-free, high-efficiency HVAC system; a building envelope that is at least 20 percent more efficient than code requirements; and a unique rain water harvesting system that uses ‘gray water’ from rain as a source to flush toilets and urinals.
Alliant Energy, Sheboygan, WI | LEED Gold Certified
The 30,000 square foot precast and steel building consists of both office and garage spaces. The building earned points for construction waste management, recycled content, the use of low-emitting materials and the innovation in the design of the building.
Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, WI | LEED Silver Certified
The project included a five story lobby expansion and an underground, 549 stall parking ramp. Sustainable initiatives included an expansive glass curtain wall, automated interior and exterior lighting, solar voltaic energy panels to provide all below grade lighting and a large green space park on the top of the structure.
Other sustainable/LEED projects include:
VA C.B.O.C. | Peoria, IL
VA C.B.O.C. | Bangor, ME
VA C.B.O.C. | Billings, MT
VA C.B.O.C. | Evansville, IN
VA C.B.O.C. | Lewiston, ME
Gehl Corporate Headquarters | West Bend, WI
GSA – Drug Enforcement Agency | Milwaukee, WI
GSA – Border Patrol Facility | Rangeley, ME
UW – La Crosse Centennial Hall | La Crosse, WI
UW – Madison Microbial Science Building | Madison, WI
C.D. Smith Corporate Headquarters | Fond du Lac, WI