O,R&L Construction News

From left to right: Betty Boukus, State Representative 22nd Assembly District; Mark DeVoe, Director, Planning and Economic Development - Town of Plainville; Anne De Greefe-Safft, President of Gems Sensors; and Todd Renz, President of O,R&L Construction Corp.

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Todd LEED News

08-22-2011

Todd Renz was quoted in the Hartford Business Journal for the article
"LEED's other cost - Paperwork, maintenance burden shouldn't be a surprise"

To go directly to the article click on the following link:

http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/news19947.html

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Backus Hospital and O,R&L Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony on in Plainfield on May 20 for the construction of the new Backus Emergency Care Center. The $7 million center should be completed by the spring of 2012.

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Presentation of the Green Advocate Award to Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Todd Renz, president of O,R&L Construction, in his position as Chair for the CTGBC presented the Green Advocate Award to Alexion Pharmaceuticals for its efforts to promote environmental stewardship and sustainable business practices.

For complete article click here>

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O,R&L, as construction manager, is proud to announce the completion of the Soundview Family YMCA in Branford, a 38,000 square foot recreational facility which includes two swimming pools. This construction project began with a sustainable and integrated design process. O,R&L teamed up with the YMCA building committee, architects, engineers and various consultants to develop a constructability plan that resulted in a high performance building delivered on time and under budget. The building team participants incorporated a solid preconstruction process, constant communication, timely decisions and knowledgeable on-site coordination resulting in a beautiful facility for Shoreline residents to enjoy for years to come.

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O,R& L Construction Corporation of Branford CT is proud to announce the completion of a new 19,000 square foot medical office building for Hartford Medical Group at 1025 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on Feb 24th to celebrate the opening of this new building. As a green builder, O,R&L incorporated several green building initiatives into the project including 70% diversion from the land fill by construction waste recycling, upgraded high performance wall, roof and window insulations and energy efficient lighting and HVAC equipment. A majority of the energy efficiency improvements were funded by rebates from the CT Clean Energy Fund. The building owner plans to apply for Energy Star status after twelve months operations.

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As a green builder, O,R&L Construction initiates and incorporates green building strategies into all our projects, whether the client is looking for green opportunities or not. We promote an integrated design and construction process through design build projects and most recently our energy evaluations; which look at existing commercial buildings and analyzes the existing envelope, lighting and HVAC components as existing baseline energy use and then models energy efficient upgrades for optimum energy savings. We incorporate the energy saving results with construction estimates and apply both utility incentives and federal tax rebates for payback results.

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 Todd Renz, president of O,R&L Construction, in his capacity as chair for the CTGBC has recently been featured in two articles on Green Building trends (click on each link to read the full story):

The October 2009 CBIA News article "Despite recession - Green building trend growing - Number of LEED-certified buildings increasing dramatically"

The November 2009 New York Construction article "The State of Green - USGBC Heads From Across the Region - Sound Off"

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 On June 18, 2009, the Soundview YMCA and O,R&L Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Family YMCA facility located on 628 Main Street in Branford, CT. The 31,000 square foot recreational facility will offer two indoor pools for year round swimming, a fitness center, racquetball courts, a full-service teen center, certified professional childcare, summer programs and 14 acres of woods for outdoor nature camps and environmental educational programs. This new facility will provide a much needed recreational facility to five of the surrounding communities.

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