Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence, Building 228, Awarded LEEDŽ Silver Certification
Monday, September 28 2015
The Austin Company provided planning, architectural design, engineering and construction management/ general contractor services for new program management and engineering facility.
Melbourne, FL -- Building 228, a program management and engineering building on Northrop Grumman’s Aircraft Design Center of Excellence campus in Melbourne, Florida, was recently awarded LEED® Silver Certification.
The Austin Company an international design and construction firm, served as architect, engineer and construction manager/general contractor for this new 210,000 SF facility for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
An important consideration in the building’s design and construction was incorporation of environmental and sustainability practices.
"At Northrop Grumman we're committed to protect the environment and natural resources in the communities where we work and live," said Bill Trillo, Director, Site Facilities Management East for Northrop Grumman. "Our newest building, 228, not only provides a safe and healthy workplace for our employees, it was constructed in a manner to minimize adverse impacts on our environment."
The project earned LEED® Credit points across numerous categories, including: alternative transportation – preferred parking for low emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, water-efficient landscaping, water use reduction, optimized energy performance, green power, regionally sourced materials, recycled materials and construction waste management.
This LEED® certification is in addition to two awards previously presented to Building 228: Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region Merit Award and Engineering News Record Southeast Regional Best Projects Award of Merit.
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About The Austin Company
The Austin Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of services, including planning, architectural design, engineering, design-build, construction management, and construction, as well as site location and operations improvement consulting for commercial and industrial companies throughout North America.
The Austin Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1878 and its headquarters remain in Cleveland, with additional offices in Irvine, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and St. Louis, Missouri; in addition to a joint venture company in Mexico. Austin became a part of Kajima USA in 2005 and is a proud member of the Kajima family of companies worldwide. Kajima Corporation is a leading, and top ranked, global design and construction organization.