Green / LEED Projects
Nickerson & O’Day has a LEED Accredited Professional on staff:
- Karl Ward, President & CEO
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design has become the regional standard for green construction in the building industry. This standard of design and construction is a holistic approach that incorporates considerations like site selection, urban redevelopment, storm water management, high levels of insulation, indoor air quality and renewable energy.
LEED certification offers independent verification that a project meets the highest performance standards and provides nationwide recognition that the building provides a healthy living and working atmosphere, is profitable and environmentally responsible.
The benefits of LEED certification are:
- Lower operating costs and increased asset value
- Reduced waste sent to landfills
- Conserved energy and water
- Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
- Demonstration of social responsibility
- Provide a healthy environment for occupants
- Qualifies owners to receive tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives
Scroll down for a description of our LEED projects to date.
The MDI Biolab is the first LEED Certified biomedical research lab in Maine, and one of only a few in the country. The new Biolab building consists of 17,000 square feet of usable space that provides laboratory and office space for six full-time research groups, a library, a 1,200 square foot research training laboratory, wet … Continued
After years of renting, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a prominent land conservation organization, determined it was time for a more permanent base on Mount Desert Island. NOD was selected as CM early in the design process and was instrumental in molding the diverse interests of MCHT’s Board and Membership into a building that exceeded expectations. … Continued
Brewer Pre-k through 8 School is a 155,000 SF, two story elementary school supported by a cafeteria, auditorium, running track and ballfields. The project is designed to LEED Silver standards. This project was bid at more than $4 million under budget and is currently 5 weeks ahead of schedule. *LEED Silver pending
The Army Regional Training Institute, currently under construction, will be a 50,000 SF single story, blast resistant structure that meets the Department of Defense, Anti-Terrorism Standard for buildings. NOD is delivering this project on a Design-Bid-Build basis with an eye towards achieving LEED Silver Certification. The site required substantial ledge cut and the reuse ofthe … Continued
As the needs and “tastes” of UMaine on-campus student population has changed, so must the dining facilities and their offerings. The $5.1 Million makeover of the 40 year old Hilltop Commons (originally opened in the fall of 1967) included completely renovating the commercial kitchen with nearly $1 Million in new equipment replacing all HVAC systems … Continued
On June 20, 2008 the groundbreaking ceremony was held for this new residential facility that will house 48 students as well as faculty members and their families. Designed with energy efficient and environmentally friendly considerations, the two-story building has the potential to be a candidate for LEED Certification. In an effort to achieve this goal, … Continued