Recent renovations in the engineering wing of McQuay International’s Staunton, VA facility have earned the building a LEED Silver certification. The Staunton facility is the first project in the Shenandoah Valley to become LEED Silver certified.
“The renovation has been energizing for employees at our Staunton facility and across the country,” said Phillip Johnson, engineering director at McQuay International’s Applied Development Center in Staunton.
Renovations have included CO2 censors to maintain air quality, air filters in critical spaces to remove particles such as copier toner dust, and a VAV rooftop system that reduces heating and cooling energy expenditure. The VAV system also users R-410A refrigerant, which has no ozone depletion potential and a low global warming potential compared to other non-HFC refrigerants.
The Staunton facility has also reduced water consumption by more than 40 percent, reused 89 percent of the building’s original materials, utilized new construction materials with a high recycled content, and certified more than 50 percent of the construction wood through the Forest Stewardship Council. The facility has a recycling program and commuter friendly parking for bicycles and low emission vehicles.