LGE Design Build has constructed a 50,000-square-foot regional operations center for NPL Construction Co., an energy distribution contractor.
The project consists of a two-story operations facility, located at 7326 N. Glen Harbor Blvd. in Glendale, including office space, a training facility, and a warehouse storage area plus several acres of land for NPL’s large fleet of equipment.
“Constructing NPL’s regional operations center involved a detailed, transparent process to meet the goals of the project and the varied intended uses of the structures,” said David Sellers, president of LGE Design Build.
“We always understood where the project stood in terms of timeline and development. As the owner of the project, that level of communication was invaluable to our entire organization,” said Jim Connell, director of business development for NPL.
The project is seeking LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. A unique feature of the building is its natural gas-powered heat pumps for cooling and heating. In addition, NPL is outfitting the parking structures with solar arrays.
“NPL placed a high priority on reducing the use of energy and incorporating sustainability into the project,” said Sherman Cawley, principal of Cawley Architects.
The building’s front canopy is designed to resemble the equipment NPL uses to build gas distribution systems.