Ingersoll Rand Building B Receives LEED® Gold Certification

Located in Davidson, NC, Ingersoll Rand’s Building B underwent a renovation and addition, which encompassed approximately 79,000 ft²   of space.  The renovation and addition included an infill for a second level to accommodate 240 permanent employees in offices and open floor work stations with access to large, medium and small conference rooms, copy/print rooms, and break rooms among others.  The project has achieved LEED® CI Gold Certification.

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  • Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting reducing light power density by over 44%.
  • New Building Automation System (BAS) with energy saving control strategies.
  • Utilize thermal ice storage system for the HVAC system reducing energy costs by 28%.
  • Utilize ENERGY STAR® equipment and appliances.
  • Conserve hundreds of gallons of water each year by using low flow bathroom fixtures
  • No use of irrigation on the project.
  • Specified and used Low-Emitting Materials.
  • Engaged in 2-year renewable energy contract.

Project Team

Owner: Ingersoll Rand
Architect: Redline Design Group
Contractor: Choate Construction
Mechanical Engineer: Mechanical Contractors, Inc
Commissioning Agent: Building EnergetiCx, PLLC
Electrical  & Plumbing Engineer: Barrett Woodyard & Associates
LEED® Documentation: Choate Construction

Services Provided

LEED® Commissioning:  Our team provided Fundamental and Enhanced commissioning for the project.  Building EnergetiCx was engaged early in the design process to integrate into the team and provide design input.  The project was able to achieve high energy efficiency goals by implementing several strategies that were working together in concert.  The team was able to utilize LED lighting fixtures throughout the project and yielded a savings of 44% over the ASHRAE baseline.  The HVAC system upgraded the building automation system (BAS) and included control strategies such as supply air temperature reset, fan pressure optimization, and enthalpy economizer.  Commissioning was a key factor in ensuring that the systems were operating as intended.

Building Energy Simulation:  Our team completed a building energy simulation to document the energy savings related to the HVAC systems, which was 28% over the ASHRAE baseline.