Sustainable Design & Construction

CMS recognizes the importance of sustainable design and construction to conserve energy through the use of solar, wind, and geothermal systems, and supports the advancement of earth-friendly technologies in construction. CMS’s energy systems utilize industry-leading practices in the construction of sustainable and renewable energy technologies to support the sustainable growth of communities and industries. Our technology partners enable us to develop effective customized solutions for our customers, such as:

  • Natural gas- or biogas-based Combined Heat & Power (CHP) systems
  • Waste-to-energy systems, mobile or stationary landfill-based
  • High-efficiency natural gas engine-based heat pump water heaters
  • Geothermal and ground source heating systems

 

CMS works with energy service companies (ESCOs) and on-site utility companies to identify any utility company or government rebates/incentives as well as to find financing options that may be available to lower, if not eliminate, the capital expenditures required to develop these projects for our customers. By leveraging years of experience and in-house expertise, CMS’s energy systems customers realize attractive ROIs, lower energy costs, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

USGBC LEED Construction

CMS is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) with multiple Gold and Silver certified LEED-NC facilities in our energy project portfolio. We achieved LEED Gold certification on the Pacific island of Guam, where identifying LEED-certifiable materials was a significant challenge. We have LEED Accredited Professionals on staff, and our green building knowledge, experience, and successes have grown exponentially over the last 20 years.

Member ID: 3889708938165653

Energy Conservation

As one of our major service areas, CMS provides multi-faceted energy-related services for government and private industry clients. Energy conservation comes in many forms, addresses many purposes, and requires many different approaches and solutions. Our contracts to date have fulfilled a wide range of energy goals for various budgets and types of construction, including:

  • Designing/installing state-of-the-art new energy-saving heating and cooling equipment systems
  • Designing/installing direct digital control (DDC) systems for remote monitoring and control
  • Designing/installing ground heat-sourcing systems
  • Retro-fitting advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)
  • Retro-commissioning/upgrading older existing systems
  • Sealing building envelopes – cracks, re-caulks, window/door joints
  • Thermal pipe and equipment dressings

 

These are just some of the many energy-saving approaches CMS has delivered to our customers to reduce energy usage and costs. We have the professionals, the partnerships, and the range of experience to deliver individual energy conservation packages to meet the unique demands of any building or project.

Experience with LEED Projects

CMS has developed a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) portfolio that includes LEED-certified projects within the continental US and also abroad, in the US territory of Guam. To date we have completed five successful LEED-certified projects – four LEED-NC (new construction) Silver and one LEED-NC Gold certified buildings. In addition, we have applied USGBC LEED construction standards to many of our other projects that have not been submitted to USGBC for certification, but which were designed by LEED APs using certifiable materials and environmental controls. Because of our LEED building knowledge, in-house LEED personnel, and partnerships with LEED-accredited design firms, CMS is able to provide leadership and experience when LEED construction is required.

CMS LEED Certified

Design-Build Combat Communications Support Facility
Andersen AFB, Guam
LEED Silver

Design-Build Combat Communications Transmission Facility
Andersen AFB, Guam
LEED Silver

Design-Build Port Operations Waterfront Facility
MCSF Blount Island, Jacksonsville, FL
LEED Silver

Design-Build Combat Communications Facility
Andersen AFB, Guam
LEED Gold

Design-Build Combat Support Vehicle Maintenance Facility
Andersen AFB, Guam
LEED Silver