(865) 983-7856

News

January 19, 2012

Striking Gold in 2011!

Three Hickory Construction, Inc. projects achieved their first coveted LEED® Gold certifications in 2011 while working with the Tennessee Air National Guard and the Department of Energy constructing over 90,000 square feet:

  • 241st Engineering and Installation Squadron in Chattanooga
  • 134th Squadron Operations Facility at Knoxville ‘s airport
  • Department of Energy – Melton Valley Maintenance Facility in Oak Ridge

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  It is the internationally recognized benchmark of excellence in design and construction relative to efficiency and impacts on the environment.  Working with architects and engineers, Hickory translated designs into LEED Gold quality by utilizing:

  • Horizontal ground loop geothermal systems
  • Automated lighting controls
  • Low flow toilet fixtures
  • Maximization of open spaces
  • Fuel-efficient vehicle parking
  • Bicycle racks
  • Recycled construction debris
  • Regional and recycled building materials
  • Indoor air quality utilizing low VOC carpets, paints and other materials

Hickory’s participation in this technically rigorous LEED process demonstrates its continuing leadership in innovation, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

“LEED Gold and outstanding ratings are a testament to our commercial team,” says Jim Pack, Hickory Vice President of Commercial Operations.  “I give the team credit for going the extra mile for our clients no matter how complex or detailed the project.”

The 134th Civil Engineering Squadron of the Tennessee Air National Guard has given Hickory an outstanding rating for construction at McGhee Tyson.  Engineers evaluated several aspects of the project including Quality Control, Management Effectiveness, Timely Performance, Labor Standards Compliance and Safety.

Share

FacebookGoogle+LinkedInStumbleUponTwitter

Recent Posts

November 7, 2017

“Hickory Smoked Construction” Hits a Home-Run at Burger Bash Supporting the Butterfly Fund and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

The Butterfly Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation is a valuable organization that brings awareness for more research for childhood...
November 3, 2017

In Honor of Veterans Day, Hickory Construction Recognizes Military Veterans on Staff

November 11 is a significant date as the country observes Veterans Day, a celebration to honor America’s military veterans who...
November 2, 2017

Hickory Construction President Ben Pinnell Selected to Join Leadership Knoxville Flagship Program

Leadership Knoxville recently announced Hickory Construction’s Ben Pinnell as one of its program’s 2018 class members, selected as one of...

Plan now. Contact us today.