DAILY NEWS Nov 30, 2012 5:09 AM - 0 comments

Controls firm opens new 'green' headquarters in Victoria

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Victoria, BC --Reliable Controls held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 18, 2012, to mark the official opening of its new corporate headquarters. The event was well attended by local dignitaries and individuals close to the project. The $8-million annex to the existing Reliable Controls building is a targeted LEED Platinum facility.

The origins of the new headquarters date back to a feasibility study conducted in June 2008, and after completing schematic designs and submitting development permits, the shovels finally hit the dirt in April 2011.

After the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, attendees were divided into smaller groups and escorted by tour guides through the entire Reliable Controls facility, stopping at 13 LEED learning stations staffed by experts in green building techniques. LEED topics included an accounting of the targeted LEED credits in the arenas of sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, and indoor environmental quality. Attendees came away from the event with a concrete understanding of the design and construction principles used to create the building and how the building’s LEED status is verified by an independent third party.

The following day saw a well-attended general open house for family, friends and neighbours. Going forward, the LEED learning stations will be the centrepieces of self-guided tours of the facility for parties interested in seeing the green building movement first-hand.

For more details, visit www.reliablecontrols.com/corporate/facility/.

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