The 96,000-square-foot, $15 million structure is planned as a LEED-platinum building.
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 started construction June 30 on
the union’s new St. Louis headquarters.
$15 million structure is planned as a LEED-platinum building.
“This new facility will help us remain on the cutting edge
of technology,” said Local 36 President and Business Manager David C.
Zimmermann. “It’s our duty to maintain and improve the industry that those
before us have worked so hard to build, and this project shows our commitment
to that purpose.”
Buildings certified as platinum under the
U.S Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
program represent some of the most energy efficient and environmentally
sustainable structures in the world, according to USGBC officials.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay congratulated the union for
its commitment to the city.
“With this project, Local 36
joins the elite ranks of those with LEED-certified buildings in the region and
shows an incredible amount of commitment to the city of St. Louis by not only
creating jobs to complete this project, but by assuring that its skilled work force
will receive the elite training needed to grow the industry in the future,”
The building, which is expected to take about a
year to complete, will incorporate such technologies as geothermal HVAC and
rainwater collection and reuse.
Sheet Metal Workers break ground on green headquarters
July 8, 2010