LEED Certified VSECU by Russell Construction Services


Vermont State Employees Credit Union

Client:   Vermont State Employees Credit Union
Location:   Rutland, VT
Delivery Method:  Lump Sum
Size: 4,300 ft2
Year Completed:   November, 2011
Value: $2,000,000
LEED:  GOLD Certified
Architect:   Gossens Bachman Architects

VSECU is a 4,300 square foot wood framed bank branch, office and
conference space, located in Rutland, VT. The project was certified as
LEED Gold. The building was designed for efficiency.

It has a high end mechanical, controls, electrical system, and was designed with triple-pane windows for plenty of natural light. Russell contracted with VSECU
after successfully competing in the hard bid process. The project was
substantially over budget, which required a great deal of Value Engineering (VE).

We worked very closely with the architect and other consultants to provide
over 30% of the contract cost in VE items to the Owner without sacrificing
quality, nor LEED points to the project.

Heritage Family Credit Union

Project Description

Client:   Heritage Family Credit Union
Location:   Rutland, VT
Surface Area: 27,000 ft2
Year Completed:   May, 2013
Value: $6,200.000
Architect:   BMA Architects

The 27,000 ft2 “Ron Hance Operations Center“ houses Heritage Family Credit Union’s day-to-day operations, call center, human resources, executive offices, several training rooms, break rooms, and a roof-top garden.

High end cherry paneling and trim, granite counter tops, granite floors and fine carpets were installed throughout the entire building. The operations area is a 5000 ft2 open concept room, which is open to the roof trusses. Sola tube dimmable skylights and many large exterior windows allow for natural lighting. “Floating” acoustical ceiling clouds provide the soundproofing. The open space is surrounded by offices and the business center.

The 2nd floor houses the executive department and an impressive, state-of-the-art boardroom that boasts electrified glass panels, drop down screens, projectors and a high tech sound system.

The outside of the building is clad in brick and stone veneer and concrete composite Nichiha panels.