RGB and the State of Rhode Island have been working to get Phase II of the Rhode Island Fire Academy designed and ready for construction bids. As part the State of Rhode Island’s commitment to sustainability which is governed by the Rhode Island Green Buildings Act, the project will reference IgCC code. Steven Winter Associates out of Norwalk, Connecticut is on the team to take part in building commissioning.
RGB and Gilbane Construction Company teamed up for this design/build collaboration with RIDE. The new school facility is under construction. The team’s design is targeting net zero site energy use, which will be a first for Rhode Island schools. This distinction is to be achieved through energy efficient design and photovoltaics.