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MOX building earns "gold"

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Shaw AREVA MOX Services' technical support building at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C., recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

The LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, recognizes facilities and communities for excellence in environmental leadership and energy efficiency.  

The technical support building is the second building at the MOX project to meet LEED Gold Certification standards.  In 2011, the project's administrative building was awarded LEED Gold certification. "We are proud to receive the prestigious LEED Gold certification for another building we have completed at the MOX project," said Kelly Trice, president and chief operating officer of MOX Services.  "As construction progresses on the MOX project, we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and energy use through our environmental sustainability policies and our every day action."

The technical support building will house security, operations and maintenance for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility currently under construction for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

Completed in June 2012, the technical support building features an energy-efficient white roof that reflects sunlight and cools the roof, resulting in less heat transfer into the building and energy savings.  Solar panel systems on the roof provide renewable solar energy for a portion of the building's electricity and hot water energy needs.

In addition, the building has a high efficiency heating and cooling system, water conservation plumbing fixtures and energy efficient windows and siding.

 

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