Nutmeg Companies, Inc. Constructed Building Awarded LEED for New Construction Gold Certification

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The James R. Zimmerman Marine Corps Reserve Training Center, constructed by the Nutmeg Companies, Inc., earned a LEED ® Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED ratings for New Construction encourage producing buildings that are designed to be efficient and have a lower impact on their environment.

Nutmeg Companies, Inc. was the general contractor on the the James R. Zimmerman Marine Corps Reserve Training Center. The project included a fire protection system with a fire pump and an HVAC system including a geothermal system with 26 drilled wells.  The Training Center was also designed to comply with UFC Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) guidlines for a primary gathering facility. The entire project was administered by the US Navy (NAVFAC NORTHDIV PWD Maine).

The building called for a USGBC LEED Silver Certification.  However, through Nutmeg Companies, Inc.’s efforts, and at no extra cost to the government, the building was able to achieve LEED Gold Certification in February 2013.

For more information about USGBC LEED Certification, visit http://www.usgbc.org/leed/rating-systems. To view photos of the Training Center project, visit our company photo galleries.