Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er
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Doosan Bobcat North America's Acceleration Center — a key engineering facility for all Bobcat compact equipment — is now Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.
The Bismarck, N.D., facility is currently one of only a few test lab facilities of its kind in North America to achieve LEED certification, reports Construction Equipment Guide.
The building earned high marks across several categories, including design and innovation and indoor environmental quality.
“The facility has more natural light, better acoustics, key vitality areas, multiple flex work areas with mobile workstations and outdoor parking spaces for low-emission vehicles,” said Matt Sagaser, director of innovation accelerated at Doosan Bobcat North America.
Doosan Bobcat completed the $28 million renovation project in 2015, which involved the expansion of an existing building to include office and lab space, classrooms and demonstration areas, and both indoor and outdoor machine operation areas. The facility has two stories and 190,000 square feet of space.
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