Sustainable Design & Construction
Construction of buildings and infrastructure represents a significant portion of our nation's economy, and construction activity and subsequent facility use and operation consumes a significant quantity of our natural resources. Sustainable design seeks to use those resources in the most ecologically responsible fashion possible.
For many years, Coakley & Williams Construction has incorporated energy conservation, environmental stewardship, and the conservation of natural resources as an integral part of the firm's approach to building design and construction. Equal attention is given in the design to preserving natural resources, the proper selection and efficient use of building materials, creating a safe, comfortable environment for building occupants and energy conservation, while meeting the client program needs and budget constraints.
As sustainable design has gained more momentum in our society, clients have developed a greater understanding and appreciation of the benefits that can accrue from incorporating sustainable concepts in their buildings. Coakley & Williams Construction provides training for its employees so that sustainable strategies can be employed on our building and site development projects. The company also has numerous LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
In order to optimize a project's sustainable potential, Coakley & Williams routinely participates in developing the preliminary LEED scorecard as part of its preconstruction services. The company also provides accurate data on the cost and schedule ramifications of the various certification strategies so that the client can make timely, informed decisions. Once under construction, Coakley & Williams has systematic procedures in place to ensure that construction related LEED credits are achieved and that proper documentation is maintained for project certification.
Representative LEED projects include:
- Convert and Renovate Building 249 Company Operations Facility (COF) - designed to achieve a LEED Silver rating
- Rosedale Recreation Center, Washington, DC - designed to LEED Silver standards
- The Summit at Washingtonian - LEED Gold Pre-Certified
- Aircraft Research Support Facility - designed to achieved a LEED Silver rating
- Sidwell Friends Lower School - LEED Gold Certified
- Pentagon Library and Conference Center - LEED Silver Certified
- Goodpaster Hall at St. Mary's College - LEED Silver Certified
- Administrative and Operations Center, 902nd Military Intelligence Group - designed to achieve a LEED Silver Rating