Miller Construction Company Completes "Green" Facility
Oct.25.2010

Ft. Lauderdale – Miller Construction Company has completed its second “green” design/build project for Republic Services, a 30,000-square-foot office/maintenance facility for the company’s West Palm Beach-based truck fleet. 

The two-story building for Republic Services of Palm Beach features offices, a state-of-the-art maintenance shop, plus support space with locker rooms and training areas for more than 100 truck drivers.  Located west of Palm Beach International Airport on a 10-acre site at 7329 7th Place North, West Palm Beach, the building enhances operational efficiency and allows for local market expansion, according to Republic Services’ General Manager David Unversaw.

The project is pre-registered to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the not-for-profit U.S. Green Building Council. “As a corporate environmental leader, Republic Services makes its surroundings ‘greener’ in a host of ways,” said Miller President Harley Miller.  “We’re proud to have partnered with the company again in creating a comfortable work environment that will save energy for the long term.”

Miller teamed with Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) on a fast-track renovation that created South Florida’s first Silver LEED certified corporate headquarters – an award-winning, technologically-advanced facility completed in 2008 in Sunrise, Fla.    

As design/builder and general contractor for the new building in West Palm Beach, Miller Construction Company created 12,000 square feet of office space and an 18,000-square-foot maintenance shop area. Using a metal building structure, the cost-efficient facility conserves energy while providing an environmentally sound working environment.  Among the building’s many “green” features are a highly-insulated reflective roof, a high-efficiency HVAC system and light fixtures that automatically dim during daylight to conserve energy.  The project’s design team included architect Falkanger Snyder Martineau & Yates, plus KAMM Engineering and Craven Thompson & Associates.

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