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Phoenix Executive Building rises to LEED silver certification

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The Phoenix Executive Building, Truckeeand#8217;s premier professional office building, has been awarded its LEED silver certification, the first of its kind in the area. Constructed by Geney Gassiot, it is located across from Truckee Tahoe Airport at 12277 Soaring Way. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification is based on a buildingand#8217;s site/location planning, energy use, water management, materials used, indoor environmental quality and innovation in the design process.

The Phoenix Executive Building earned a silver rating by including features such as mechanical systems that optimize energy performance, water saving fixtures throughout the building, insulation and reflective materials which allow for efficient heating and air conditioning systems, on-site storage and collection of recyclables, use of recycled and low-emitting building materials, daylight and natural views in 75 to 90 percent of spaces, bike storage and a shower/locker room.

Many custom finishes complement the building, such as custom lights from Steve Lopes, unique slate floors, and an interior masonry wall that spans two stories.

The property owners, Terry and Beverly Rust, who live in Truckee, wanted to create the finest professional office space in Truckee with the least possible impact to the environment.

and#8220;So many people in this area are environmentally conscious and strive for environmentally friendly office space. We felt very strongly about the value that a LEED silver building would bring to our community and were elated with the team of professionals on this project who were committed to achieving our goal. We are proud of being ahead of the curve in bringing this caliber of building to Truckee,and#8221; says Terry Rust.

Geney Gassiot, Project General Contractor, was an important key to this success. Gassiotand#8217;s commitment and enthusiasm in working with the team to achieve LEED silver, helped ensure the success of the project. and#8220;The Phoenix Building provides a localized benchmark for conscientious development that disputes the presumption that sustainable construction is inherently cost prohibitive,and#8221; says Principal Mike Geney.

The building was designed by MWA Architects. Kurt Reinkens, Principal of the architectural firm, says of the building, and#8220;The LEED silver is wonderful validation and great news considering certification was not discussed until after we broke ground.and#8221;

Katie Morrison and Annemarie Huisman at North Tahoe Commercial, leasing agents for the Phoenix Executive Building, are very excited about the project. Huisman states, and#8220;This project symbolizes a milestone for local commercial real estate. Its sustainable ethics appeal to a broad audience, from government entities to professional office and medical users.

Complimenting the Truckee lifestyle, features such as ample natural daylight, increased indoor air quality, bike racks and shower facilities have been documented to increase productivity in the workplace.and#8221;

The three-floor building can accommodate approximately 20,000 s.f. of rentable space. The building is currently occupied by Adam Fischer Construction and Sherrin Fielder, CPA. Lahontan Community Association is joining the tenancy and will occupy their new office suite in January 2010.

Contact Ms. Morrison or Ms. Huisman at (530) 582-4623 for information.