Hidden Lake Water Treatment Facility Receives LEED® Certification
(CINCINNATI, OH – May 16, 2014) – The Hidden Lake Water Treatment Facility in Warsaw, IN has been LEED® certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy certain prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
The Hidden Lake water treatment facility, placed in service during summer 2011, was part of a $25 million initiative that greatly enhanced water quality by removing iron and manganese through new treatment processes, improved system reliability, and enabled the company to continue to meet the growing needs of area customers.
The project utilized a design-build concept that brought together construction and design professionals in a collaborative effort to enhance the quality of the finished project and to more effectively control project costs. The design team of Hazen and Sawyer and River City Construction worked collaboratively with an Indiana American Water project team to design and construct the new facilities.
The project achieved LEED certification through several green design features, including strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.