Schindler Elevator’s new manufacturing facility project, located in the Hanover Area Industrial Park, is one of the most successful LEED Gold Design-build projects executed by Conewago Enterprises, Inc. Through the collaborative efforts of our design professionals, project management team, dedicated subcontractors, skilled construction crew and LEED Accredited Professionals, the entire project work was completed within 7 months between November 2012 and June 2013, despite harsh winter weather conditions in December and January.
Conewago played a lead role in the collection, verification, and review of necessary LEED documentation from the subcontractors and the owner before forwarding it to our LEED Accredited Professional, Paragon Engineering Services. Paragon reviewed all documents one more time and submitted online to USGBC.
Conewago developed and implemented the construction waste management plan with a goal to recycle or salvage for reuse a minimum of 75% by weight of the waste generated on-site. Waste prevention and recycling activities were discussed with all subcontractors during on-site preconstruction meetings. Separate dumpsters specifically labeled for respective category were placed in close proximity of the building to collect recyclable material in five categories: masonry material, clean wood/ plywood/pallets, metals, gypsum boards (drywalls), and corrugated cardboards/all paper waste. With help of a Conewago recycling coordinator, Construction Waste Management Consultant, Construction Waste Management provider, subcontractors and the Conewago construction crew, Conewago achieved 95.99% recycling compared to the original target of 75%.
Special care was taken in finding and procuring local and regional material for this project. The metal building used for the project was supplied from within 500 miles of the project site. Over 7,500 cubic yards of ready-mix concrete for this project was supplied by Conewago Ready-Mix plant located within 5 miles from the project site.
Two electric vehicle charging stations, manufactured by Legrand, were installed at the main employee entrance to facilitate electrical car charging. The owner, Schindler Elevator, plans to purchase two electric cars for their use by its current and future employees at this facility. These are the first state-of-art innovative charging stations installed in Hanover area. Also, 2,716 solar panels were installed as part of this project on the roof of new building to generate 749,263 kWh solar electricity every year. This newly installed solar system will help offset 751 tons of CO2 generation per year and the initial system installation cost of $989,000 is expected to be paid back in 5.6 years. Cash flow over 30 years from the new system is estimated to be around $2.2 million.
With the help of a dedicated construction crew, ground heaters, continuous coordination/planning using bi-weekly meetings, and loyal team of subcontractors, we were able to complete the construction safely, on time and within the budget.
ABC General Contractor LEED Green Award
Project: Schindler Elevator 150,000 SF Manufacturing Facility, Hanover, PA