LEED Gold Building

In 2010, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded Beaver Water District’s Administration Center LEED Gold certification for energy efficiency, lighting, water, and material use, as well as for incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies.  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

The design focuses on maximum energy savings with an eye to the future.  The challenge was to build the center using resources to their greatest benefit and keeping waste to a bare minimum.

The structure is oriented with long north/south walls to take advantage of daylight and provide ample views of the treatment facilities to the south.  Extensive landscaping, water features, and areas of native plantings surround the building.  A ground source geothermal system provides efficient heating and cooling.  This system, coupled with ample use of daylight and lighting controls, results in low energy use.

 

List of Awards

2011 National Green Infrastructure Implementation Award
Green Infrastructure Planning: Linking Arkansas Communities Project
Beaver Water District, FNHA, AFC’s Urban & Community Forestry Program

2010 Arkansas Irrigation Association
Stewardship Award for Excellence in Water Management
Beaver Water District Administration Center

2010 ABC of Arkansas Excellence in Construction Award
Beaver Water District Joe M. Steele Water Treatment Plant Improvements
1st Place Infrastructure Heavy Category
Crossland Heavy Contractors

2010 ABC of Arkansas Excellence in Construction Award
Beaver Water District Joe M. Steele Water Treatment Plant Improvements
1st Place Electrical Industrial($4-6 Million Category)
Oil Capital Electric

2010 ACEC Arkansas Grand Conceptor Award
Beaver Water District Site Improvements
McGoodwin, Williams & Yates

2010 LEED Gold Certification
Beaver Water District Administration Center
McGoodwin, Williams & Yates
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

2009 ASLA Arkansas Chapter Award of Merit
Beaver Water District Administration Center Landscape Design
Crafton Tull Sparks

2009 APEX Award, PRSA Arkansas Chapter
Beaver Lake and Its Watershed 2008
Beaver Water District Staff

2006 ABC National Excellence in Construction Award
Beaver Water District Raw Water Intake
Garney Construction, Kansas City
Dykon Blasting Corp.

2006 ACEC-National Engineering Excellence Award
Beaver Water District Raw Water Intake
McGoodwin, Williams & Yates
Montgomery Watson Harza

2006 ACEC Arkansas Grand Conceptor Award
Beaver Water District Raw Water Intake
McGoodwin, Williams & Yates
Montgomery Watson Harza

2005 ABC Heart of America Chapter Excellence in Construction Award
Beaver Water District Raw Water Intake
Garney Construction, Kansas City
Dykon Blasting Corp.

2004 ABC of Oklahoma Excellence in Construction Award
Beaver Water District Raw Water Intake
Dykon Blasting Corp.

1995 EPA Region 6
Environmental Excellence Award
Beaver Water District

ABC-Associated Builders & Contractors
ACEC-American Council of Engineering Companies
AFC-Arkansas Forestry Commission
AIA-Arkansas Irrigation Association
ASLA-American Society of Landscape Architects
EPA-Environmental Protection Agency
FNHA-Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association
LEED-Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
PRSA-Public Relations Society of America