Why build GREEN?

As the concern regarding the availability of natural resources and living in a healthy environment increases, so has the interest in sustainable design and construction that reduces the use of non-renewable resources while improving a building’s performance. Nexcel is at the forefront of this effort developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), which is comprised of industry trend makers like Nexcel who support environmentally responsible building.

  • Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce solid waste
  • Conserve natural resources
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Enhance asset value and profile
  • Improve employee productivity and moral
  • Optimize life cycle economic performance
  • Improve air, thermal and acoustic environments
  • Enhance occupant comfort and health
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Contribute to overall quality of life
  • Encourage the use of local materials and workforce
  • Energy and natural resource consumption at efficient levels
  • Environmentally neutral building components

SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

As the concern regarding the availability of natural resources and living in a healthy environment increases, so has the interest in sustainable design and construction that reduces the use of non-renewable resources while improving a buildings performance. Nexcel is at the forefront of this effort developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), which is comprised of industry trend makers like Nexcel who support environmentally responsible building.

  • Encourage the use of local materials and workforce
  • Salvage and reuse programs for demolition jobs
  • Job site material segregation and recycle programs
  • Energy and natural resource consumption at efficient levels
  • Environmentally neutral building components

LEEDING THE INDUSTRY

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) is the "nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings." Our  LEED® Accredited Professionals have proven experience in navigating the client and project successfully through the LEED® Certification process.

In order to achieve LEED® Certification, buildings must meet stringent design and construction guidelines. Nexcel commitment to green construction through early adoption and ongoing education on emerging techniques and products has resulted in buildings that are in sync with the environment as well as the owners needs.

Environmental Benefits

  • Enhance and Protect Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Improve Air and Water Quality
  • Reduce Solid Waste
  • Conserve Natural Resources

Economic Benefits

  • Reduce Operating Costs
  • Enhance Asset Value and Profile
  • Improve Employee Productivity and Moral
  • Optimize Life Cycle Economic Performance

Health and Community Benefits

  • Improve Air, Thermal and Acoustic Environments
  • Enhance Occupant Comfort and Health
  • Minimize Strain on Local Infrastructure
  • Contribute to Overall Quality of Life

Leed Certification Process

  • Discovery – Nexcel will work with the owner and design team to discover and set LEED goals for the project. During this process we will analyze each credit and how it applies to the project. 
  • Design Strategies - Nexcel will establish design strategies for each LEED prerequisite and determine a suitable path to compliance. We will then develop a matrix of responsibility that delegates each LEED credit to a team member.
  • Documentation – Nexcel will provide close technical support to each team member in getting required elements into the construction documents to achieve the path to compliance.
  • Submittal Checklist – Nexcel will prepare a list of necessary information to be included in all subcontractor submittals.
  • Technical Support – Nexcel  will be available throughout the project to assist with any technical issues relating to the LEED certification process
  • Application Submittal - Nexcel will compile all documentation, calculations, and submittals as required for LEED certification.