West Palm Beach, FL (April 2012) Hedrick Brothers Construction is pleased to announce its fifth LEED certified building project. The Palm Beach State College Technical Education Center, Belle Glade, Florida, completed in October 2010, has been awarded LEED® Platinum established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
The first building constructed entirely to LEED standards for Palm Beach State College, the two-story, 39,982SF Technical Education Center achieved Platinum certification under LEED for New Construction version 2.2 based on a number of green design and construction features that positively impact the project itself, the broader community and environment. These features are: energy efficient interior lighting which includes a tubular day lighting system and smart lighting controls; low e-glazing; photovoltaic array; rainwater recycling system; a highly reflective roof with R-30 insulation; and the use of construction materials made with recycled content and from regional sources.
As a local leader in LEED/sustainable construction, Hedrick Brothers Construction has also built and achieved: Northboro Elementary School, West Palm Beach, Florida, LEED Gold – LEED for Schools; EcoPlex at Centrepark West, West Palm Beach, LEED Gold – Core and Shell; FDOT Southbound Weigh-in-Motion Station, Martin County, LEED Silver-New Construction; and Palm Healthcare Pavilion, West Palm Beach, LEED Silver – New Construction.