The Abe and Ida Cooper Center recently achieved LEED Gold certification. RTM Engineering Consultants provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEP/FP) design for this project—an 18,500-square-foot family services facility that features an indoor play area for children; offices for therapists and other qualified personnel; classrooms; and additional staff and support spaces, such as pantries, lounge areas, and storage areas.
RTM coordinated with OKW Architects in the design of the center. The team utilized Revit to create 3-D models of the MEP/FP systems for the building as a way to streamline the construction process and provide in-depth coordination of all of the ductwork, pipework, and equipment. RTM worked with the client to provide inventive solutions so the project could meet the needs of the facility, stay within budget, and continue on the track of achieving LEED Gold status.
To achieve LEED Gold certification a project must adhere to a range of credits that focuses on water efficiency, energy usage, innovation, resource usage, and additional sustainability measures. Based on the number of points earned, a project achieves a corresponding rating level. The overall goal of the program is to achieve greener, more efficient buildings.
Congratulations to the Abe and Ida Cooper Center for receiving this recognition. RTM is proud to leverage in-depth experience in a variety of markets to deliver sustainable and energy-efficient designs.
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Image courtesy OKW Architects.