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Saint-Gobain Weber Research and Development Centre

OUR ROLE

Implementation of measures of LEED certification system for New Construction project during design and construction process, including:

- development of design brief for designer and technical specification for contractors

- coordination of energy modeling and elaboration of energy conservation measures

- control of LEED implementation during design and construction

- administration of LEED review in GBCI

- Enhanced Commissioning

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Saint-Gobain Weber Research and Development Centre is located in Egorievsk, Moscow Region. The building is designed for research and testing of products of the Weber-Vetonit dry mortar factory. The building has a tight performance envelope, ventilation with recuperation, LED lighting with presence sensors, an automatic control system for indoor temperature for radiators and for air conditioning. Heating is provided by high-efficiency gas boilers. The air conditioning system can operate in air heat pump mode for heating. The building is also equipped with a system for monitoring energy consumption and air quality. Environmentally friendly construction materials produced by the Saint-Gobain group, as well as the FSC wood were used in the construction.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

The building received the LEED Gold certificate. Activities have improved the following indicators of sustainable development:

- The use of personal transport decreased by 43%.

- Consumption of water decreased by 62%, due to the use of water-saving plumbing fixtures, waterless urinals.

- All rainwater is collected and used for production needs

- Energy consumption reduced by 25%

- Satisfaction with comfort in the building is approximately 31% higher than in other similar facilities.