Corporate Contractors - Fall 2022 Newsletter

Visit us online at Visit us online at for more information about Corporate Contractors, Inc., our people, our services and our projects. Powerhouse Project Receives Prestigious LEED Silver Accreditation The CCI Difference… At our core, CCI is about building positive relationships while bringing your vision to life. As a trusted, single-source provider for your building needs, the dedicated and hardworking professionals at CCI are uniquely qualified to provide a full range of innovative solutions. Why wait? If you are expanding, renovating, or building new, contact our team today! T he one-of-a-kind Powerhouse project recently earned a prestigious LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. LEED certified buildings save money, improve efficiency, and lower carbon emissions, while creating a healthier environment and more sustainable future. The Powerhouse, a 132,000-square-foot riverfront student union and community-oriented recreation center, was renovated by Corporate Contractors Inc (CCI) and completed in 2020. The award-winning adaptive-reuse project included a complete overhaul of a former coal-powered Blackhawk Generating Station, as well as the addition of a new fieldhouse, while preserving historical architectural and industrial elements and adding sustainable features. The facility includes a theater, classroom, a café, and meeting spaces, as well as a suspended running track, an 8-lane competition swimming pool, and several other areas to gather, work out, and study. LEED Silver Certification was achieved by implementing measurable strategies and solutions to achieve high performance marks in the following categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation, and regional priority. Specific LEED strategy initiatives for the Powerhouse included: • Existing walls, floors, and roof were maintained, and low-emitting paints, sealants, and flooring systems were utilized • High-performance insulation was installed into the historic portions of the building • An innovative radiant panel and slab system was integrated into the building’s surfaces to harness energy from the adjacent Rock River to power the building’s heating and cooling • An energy-efficient outdoor-air system promotes high air quality and comfort • A polycarbonate façade around the fieldhouse allows diffused light into the space while providing advanced thermal insulation “We are thrilled the Powerhouse received LEED Silver accreditation,” stated Brad Austin, CCI President. The entire build team rallied to overcome numerous challenges resourcefully and safely. This truly is an outstanding and unforgettable project that we’ll be proud of for many years to come.” LEED certified buildings—like the Powerhouse—save money, improve efficiency, and lower carbon emissions, while creating a healthier environment and more sustainable future.