Global Facility Solutions announces Nine LEED Silver Certifications in a multi-phase analysis and commissioning project for Beacon Capital Partners

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Mt. Airy, MD – July 19, 2011 – Global Facility Solutions (GFS) announced LEED® Silver certification today at nine buildings owned by Beacon Capital Partners located throughout the District of Columbia and northern Virginia. The certifications mark a major milestone in the multi-phase LEED analysis and commissioning project with Beacon Capital Partners and building manager Cassidy Turley.

LEED certification was awarded under the LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system.

Working in collaboration with building manager Cassidy Turley, GFS coordinated the prerequisite and credit process for LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M. GFS completed all necessary LEED EB O&M documents and supporting documentation as part of the scope of work, including ASHRAE Level 1 energy audits, preventative maintenance plan analysis, building operating plan development and refrigerant management analysis at each of the facilities. In addition, complete HVAC and controls retro-commissioning at three facilities was completed under the LEED credits 2.1 and 2.2. All work within the nine buildings was completed within a three month performance period.

“GFS’ extensive experience with the LEED process and credits, including audits, commissioning, indoor environmental quality testing, documentation, and Energy Star, position us to be a broad-based knowledgeable and strategic partner for implementing practical, cost efficient green solutions in buildings,” says Robert K. Calloway, PE, Founder and President at GFS.

“We’re pleased to support a company’s commitment towards energy efficiency and better environmental performance, and we look forward to continuing this focus with Cassidy and Beacon through additional LEED commissioning projects throughout the DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas.”

GFS has started LEED commissioning at other Cassidy Turley managed facilities as part of the ongoing project, and future properties are currently proposed and under review.

About Global Facility Solutions:
Headquartered in Maryland, Global Facility Solutions (GFS) is a privately held company that operates without product affiliation as an independent and objective solutions provider. GFS focuses on providing customers with energy and facility solutions to help them meet new benchmarking requirements, optimize building performance, reduce operating costs and deal with every day issues that plague commercial building owners and operators. GFS is a certified member of the Building Commissioning Association. For more information, contact 301.829.1642.