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LEED Projects

LEED Projects

Leading by example

Walbridge has worked closely with owners, designers and project teams to build 34 LEED®-certified facilities through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Program. Here are some examples:

LEED® Platinum project:

Volkswagen Manufacturing Center, Chattanooga, Tenn.

At 2.5 million square feet, this manufacturing center is the largest LEED® Platinum project in the United States. Walbridge built the center’s new paint building, liquid tank farm, fire station and training facility.

LEED® Gold projects:

Munger Graduate Residences, Ann Arbor, Mich.

With 370,000 square feet, the Munger Graduate Residences is home to 600 graduate and professional level students. It is the first residence hall at U-M to be LEED Gold certified.

NAVFAC Navy Exchange, Bethesda, Md.

With construction of the Bethesda Navy Exchange, the Walbridge | Brasfield & Gorrie Joint Venture installed a state-of-the-art storm-water management system and a 57,000-square-foot green roof.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments Complex, Sterling Heights, Mich.

The BAE Systems Land & Armaments Complex earned LEED® Gold certification following completion in 2012. It uses 15 percent less energy and 40 percent less water than a conventionally-constructed complex of its size.

Chrysler Trenton Engine South Plant, Trenton, Mich.

The 850,000-square-foot plant was one of the first auto-manufacturing facilities to receive a LEED® rating of any kind and is among few worldwide to have received LEED® Gold.

Detroit Public Schools - Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, Detroit, Mich.

The 49-year-old Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Senior High School was demolished and replaced with a brand new 245,000 square-foot facility in just 14 months.

Delta Dental of Michigan Corporate Headquarters, Okemos, Mich.

Delta Dental of Michigan headquarters boasts 53,000-square-foot green roof and an improved regional drainage system. More than 76 percent of all construction waste from the project was recycled.

Gopher Resource's Hygiene Building, Tampa, Fla.

Eco-friendly in its niche, the Gopher Resource hygiene building scored points for pollution prevention, brownfield redevelopment, water efficiency, energy performance and use of low-emitting materials.

Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center, Dearborn, Mich.

Honored for elements of its design that conserve energy and water, reduce CO2 emissions, improve indoor air quality and protect resources.

Honda R&D Facility, Raymond, Ohio

One of several LEED®-certified Honda facilities located in North America, tops among all automakers.

Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing North America Office, York Township, Mich.

The North American headquarters for Toyota Research and Development was constructed on a former brownfield site, its landscaping plan utilized wildflowers, trees and shrubs native to the region.

U.S. Army East Wing, Maneuver Center of Excellence, Ft. Benning, Ga.

This project was the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest facility renovation to achieve LEED® Gold. The 88,000-square-foot facility received 43 points, four more than required to achieve Gold status.

University of Michigan Law School South Hall, Ann Arbor, Mich.

This 100,000-square-foot academic building earned LEED® points for site selection and development, alternative transportation amenities, water efficiency and construction waste management.

LEED® Silver projects:

Wayne State University Mazurek Medical Education Commons, Detroit, Mich.

The nation’s largest single-campus medical school at the time of construction, the three-story building brought a new public face and image for the WSU Medical School.

Army and Air Force Exchange Service Base Exchange, Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The 169,000-square-foot military shopping center was one of the first within the AAFES to achieve LEED® Silver certification. It was built with more than 20 percent recycled materials.

Detroit Public Schools - Amelia Earhart School, Detroit, Mich.

The 45-year-old Amelia Earhart Middle School and outdoor portable classrooms were torn down and replaced with a new $22.2 million “PreK-8” school building.

Detroit Public Schools - Samuel Gompers School, Detroit, Mich.

A new 111,000 square-foot elementary-middle school was built at the former site of Harding Elementary School. Samuel Gompers PreK-8 School, achieved the certification in November 2012.

Lawrence Technological University Student Services Center, Southfield, Mich.

The facility has a 13,000-square-foot green roof; approximately 60 percent of water collected on the roof from rainfall is retained in a 10,000-gallon cistern.

Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa, Fla.

The 60,000-square-foot center boasts low-flow fixtures, occupancy sensors, programmed lighting and water-efficient landscaping. It was the first facility built by Hillsborough County to achieve LEED® Silver.

U.S. Army Fort Bragg Vehicle Maintenance Complex, Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Sustainable features of this facility include highly efficient mechanical systems, low-wattage lighting levels per square foot, materials with recycled content, and occupancy sensors for efficient lighting control.

U.S. Army Powertrain Transmission Addition Facility, Anniston, Ala.

Sustainable features of this facility include highly efficient mechanical systems, low-wattage lighting levels per square foot, materials with recycled content, and occupancy sensors for efficient lighting control.

U.S. Army 63rd Regional Command Headquarters and Armed Forces Reserve Center at Moffett Field, Mountain View, Calif.

Energy conservation enhancements include two energy recovery units and commissioning work ensured that all equipment ran at their most-efficient operating point.

Walbridge Headquarters, Detroit, Mich.

Office space utilizes various renewable materials, including aluminum plate flooring, circular areas of rubber flooring (recycled tires) at café and coffee stations and low-VOC paint.

LEED® Certified project:

Visteon Village, Van Buren Township, Mich.

Built next to a 37-acre man-made lake, more than 75,000 tons of recycled concrete was used as a base for parking lot and street construction.