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North Branch Construction Headquarters
76 Old Turnpike Road
Concord, NH 03301
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North Branch Construction, Inc. moved into their new 16,200-square-foot corporate headquarters located at 76 Old Turnpike Road in Concord, NH in March 2008. The move coincided with the company's 50th year in business in 2008. The project was certified as Silver under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC's) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system and was the first LEED registered general contractor corporate headquarters building in the state. North Branch purchased an existing building, and additions and renovations began in the late summer of 2007. The design of the new headquarters encompassed a wide range of sustainable and energy-efficient design and construction concepts and methods. The construction site was chosen and engineered carefully to reduce the environmental impact of the project during and after construction.

Some of the many sustainability objectives of the project were to: reduce water usage, reduce waste through recycling, conserve resources by using materials with high recycled content, and use regionally manufactured materials.
 The design of the new building utilized the existing structure in order to reduce demolition waste and reduce a need for new resources. At the same time, the new building envelope was designed to maximize energy conservation through the use of high-efficiency insulation and fenestration. Energy efficiency was also a leading factor in the design of the building's HVAC and electrical systems, including sophisticated lighting control systems, which not only improve the company's energy bill, but also the occupants overall well-being. Numerous indoor air quality and occupant comfort measures were introduced, including increased ventilation, improved thermal control, abundance of daylight, and views to the outdoors from most occupied spaces. Finally, NBC established an education program, based on their experience with the new facility to be used to promote sustainability and energy efficiency ideas among the North Branch employees, clients, and business partners.

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Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by North Branch Construction, Inc. or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
North Branch Construction, Inc.

Property Manager:*
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Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (80)
2011 (80)
2012 (82)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 16150 sf

Year Constructed: 2008

Contract Type: Multiple Contractor Contracts
Financing Type: Loan

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies

For More Info:
Kenneth Holmes
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-3233
kholmes@northbranch.net