We have been talking quite a bit about the progress of the Goodwill project that we have been working on this past year in Middleton, WI. We are very proud of the fact that this is an environmentally conscientious project that is in the process of being
LEED-certified. Some features of interest are:
- It is solar-powered
- Geothermal heating
- We salvaged half the 50-year-old existing structure. Saving what would typically go into landfills.
- The whole building is built on steel piers because of the poor soil conditions that exist on the site. We were able to re-use most of the piers by salvaging the structure. We added helical piers in strategic locations to support new perimeter walls and roof loads.
- There are underground stormwater chambers. This is not an inexpensive way to treat storm run-off, but there is no room on the site for a typical bio-retention basin, so this is the best way to handle slowing, treating and infiltrating run-off from the project.
- We are resolving existing moisture issues in the crawlspace by eliminating water infiltration, managing moisture with new insulation and vapor barriers and improving air quality by moving and changing over the air in the space.
On January 4, 2019, Wisconsin State Journal writes the following article by Barry Adams on the new Goodwill store that will be opening in February of this year. Enjoy!!
photo courtesy of madison.com