GREENSBURG, Pa. — A Dominion Energy Transmission Inc. Facility constructed by two West Virginia-based companies recently received certification for environmental design.
The company’s Western Area Headquarters, located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, attained the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Silver-level certification rating, according to a release from Dominion Energy.
LEED is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council that is recognized internationally as a third-party verification that a building is constructed in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Among factors considered in the rating system are a facility’s energy savings, water efficiency, carbon emissions reduction, improved indoor air quality and stewardship of resources.
“Dominion Energy Transmission is proud to have attained LEED Silver certification,” said Bill Ruffner, director of operations for Dominion Energy Transmission’s Western Area. “This is yet another example of our commitment to providing a safe and healthy work space for our colleagues and being environmentally responsible and sustainable.”
The 16,500 square foot facility was constructed in March, having been designed and constructed by a pair of West Virginia companies. Construction was done by Morgantown-based March-Westin Company.
“We are proud to have assisted Dominion Energy in its continued commitment to environmentally friendly facilities and we are thrilled to add this project to our portfolio of LEED experience,” said Matthew Bourne, vice president of Business Development for March-Westin. “We truly believe in increasing our clients’ long-term savings by using intelligent design to transform the way buildings are constructed.”
The design of the facility was handled by by The Thrasher Group, a Bridgeport-based company.
“Thrasher is grateful to have had another opportunity to design an environmentally friendly facility for Dominion Energy,” said Craig Baker, architecture division manager of The Thrasher Group. “Providing architectural services to a long-time client like Dominion Energy allows us to improve the communities where we live and work. Through these efforts, we continue to see proof that creative design and energy efficiency can go hand in hand.”
The facility is Dominion Energy’s second in Pennsylvania and 10th overall since 2008 to receive the distinction. According to the release, two more buildings are expected to earn the certification in the near future.