Led by the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), Schluter-System’s new Reno, Nevada-based training and distribution center is projected to obtain LEED Gold certification. Built to facilitate access to clients from the southern tip of California to the western Canadian border, “This will allow us to increase our market share and service our clients quickly while also allowing for future expansion as demand increases,” said C.J. Madonna, Schluter General Counsel. “With the assistance of NNDA, we have been able to move forward quickly in achieving our goal.”

Miles Construction is the general contractor for the 90,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facility. Designed to meet the most stringent LEED Gold certification standards, the company is using local workforce including engineers, designers, architects, and construction workers. “This facility in the Sierra Region will be a part of an elite group of facilities to have the degree of green systems the Schluter property will have upon completion,” said Bill Miles, President of Miles Construction.

Built under the same principles as its facilities in Plattsburgh, New York and Montreal, Canada, Schluter’s new facility encompasses long-term vision and a focus on environmental impact by incorporating:
  • Ceramic tile floor coverings throughout
  • Geothermal radiant heating and cooling floor system
  • Heating and cooling recovery system
  • Indoor “living wall”
  • Rainwater retention
  • Daylight harvesting
“With a multitude of environmentally conscious and energy-efficient elements incorporated, our building will consume 70 percent less energy than comparable conventional buildings,” Schluter notes.