Honolulu, HI (May 17, 2018) – Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.
was recognized by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
(NAIOP) with the Kukulu Hale Sustainability Development Award from the Hawaii
chapter for their work on the Punahou School, Grades 2–5 Neighborhood, Phase 1a
The Punahou School project successfully represents Punahou’s
educational philosophy for the 21st century by incorporating sustainable
solutions that resulted in an environmentally efficient and economically successful
property. For years, elementary teachers and staff at the school aimed to
understand the connection between learning and the environment. They discovered
that openness and flexibility fosters creativity and collaboration, ultimately
deciding to incorporate these principles into the construction of the new
neighborhood for grades 2–5. The new Grade 2–5 Building offers a multifaceted
landscape of learning that taps into children’s natural sense of curiosity,
discovery, and play while grounding them in an intimate and nurturing
environment. Punahou School is teacher-inspired, student-centered, and
research-driven, built to the highest levels of green building and design. The
project is registered as a LEED® Platinum building and incorporates sustainable
elements such as living walls in the stairwells, natural lighting and
ventilation, and plexiglass floor toughs on the second-floor sidewalks.
“We are honored to have been a part of such a dynamic
project ultimately centered around the advancement of students’ creativity and
learning in this natural environment,” said Mike Betz, district manager. “Our
hope is that the new school gifts them the knowledge to be the leaders of
NAIOP is a leading North American network for developers,
owners, and investors in office, industrial, retail, and mixed-use real estate.
Each year, NAIOP Hawaii’s Kukulu Hale Awards recognize the achievements of those
who have made significant contributions to Hawaii’s commercial real estate
market, enriching the community through their projects, professionalism, and
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries
out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia.
These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and
buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers.
Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $6
billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North
America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
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