Thursday, July 12, 2007(Las Vegas, Nevada) Today, Cashman Equipment Company made their move to Henderson official by breaking ground on their new corporate headquarters at 3300 St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, Nevada. The seven building campus will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is scheduled for completion in late 2008.
The LEED Gold certification is one of the highest designations a project receives for sustainability. The sustainability, or environmental consciousness, is rated on a point system by the USGBC and is based on how efficiently a building uses energy, water, and materials, as well as how low the impact of the facility is on the surrounding environment.
The new headquarters will utilize a geothermal, energy-savings system to heat and cool all seven buildings. 450-foot wells beneath the property will use the earth’s own constant temperature, meaning the facility will use 45% less energy than a standard structure of the same size. Cashman’s conservation efforts will not be limited to energy, however; their new facilities will also conserve 20% more water through efficient irrigation, retention ponds, and low-flow fixtures throughout the buildings.
Progress is a vital part of any business, but progress without regard for the future is shortsighted. “We believe LEED sustainability is a responsibility to our customers, employees, and the environment,” said MaryKaye Cashman, chairman and CEO. Cashman began planning for the new headquarters more than a year ago with SH Architecture, a local company with a history of working on sustainable designs, and Burke & Associates, a fixture in the green building industry.
The company publicized their intentions to relocate last November, citing a need for more space than their current location on East Craig Road in North Las Vegas. Cashman Equipment reviewed a number of options before purchasing the Henderson property last year for $28.6 million.