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.

Central Vermont Eyecare

LEED Certified New Construction

Client:   Central Vermont Eyecare
Location:   Rutland, VT
Surface Area: 4,900 ft2
Cost:   $980.000
Architect:   NBF Architects

The new home for “Central Vermont Eye Care” is a 4900 square foot, state-of-the-art  eye care facility.  Patients can enjoy a panoramic  view via a row of large picture windows in the spacious reception area, which also features a cherry panel ceiling, cherry trim and walls, soffit lighting, flat screen TV, and high tech sound system. Glass blocks separate the waiting room from the dispensing and reception areas. While light needed to be eliminated completely from the 8 exam and 2 treatment rooms, clerestory windows allow for an abundance of natural light throughout the common areas, staff lounge and offices.

The Challenges

Designed by NBF Architects, this project was built to achieve LEED certification, which emphasizes sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, usage of renewable and recycled materials and indoor environmental quality. The building will therefore be inexpensive to operate and maintain, while providing a healthy indoor environment for staff and patients alike.

Bennington College Bio Mass Plant

Bennington College builds BIO MASS plant to service heating needs of entire campus

Client:   Bennington College
Location:  Bennington, VT
Delivery Method:  Lump Sum
Year Completed:   June 2008
Value: $2,200,000
Architect:  Centerline Architects

The Bennington College Biomass Boiler Project is an architecturally pleasing
Wood Chip Biomass plant attached to the existing maintenance facility. The new
Biomass plant will service the entire college’s heating needs. The new multilevel
building consists of concrete, masonry and structural steel with the exterior facade made up of decorative concrete, industrial metal panels and vertical grain clear cedar siding. The walking floor and chip load out facility sits under a very elaborate garden roof system with pavers, plantings and shrubs.

The interior guts of the biomass consist of a large Keith walking floor system for unloading wood chips, vibratory conveyors, 15 HP HOG with screw conveyor, fuel bunker with scrape system, stoker system, bucket elevator, primary and secondary FAC system, and a new 400 HP 15 PSIG boiler.

Russell also installed a 20,000 gallon double wall fuel oil tank and accessories and piping to service the existing boilers. The site is made up of landscaped grading, with paved walkways, concrete stairs, trees, ground cover and added paved parking for the college’s maintenance department.

Russell Industrial Services fabricated and installed the stacks for this facility.

Paramount Theater Restoration

Paramount Theater Historic Renovation

Client:   The Paramount Theater
Location:   Rutland, VT
Delivery Method:  Lump Sum
Year Completed:   November, 2000
Value: $3,200,000
Architect:  NBF Architects

The Paramount Theater was in essence two separate projects. The
project consisted of an interior restoration of the historic turn of the
century 650-seat theater, and the demolition and rebuilding of a full fly
63-foot stage house.

The interior was restored to its original splendor. A new plaster
ceiling was installed including documented original stenciling.
Twenty-eight rubber molds were made to allow recasting of the
original plaster ornamentation. The manufacturer replicated the
original fabric wall covering, and extensive gold leafing was done
through out the theater.