Tocci Achieves LEED® Silver for GSA’s Rodino Building

Tocci-Driscoll JV Achieves LEED® Silver Certification for the U.S. General Service Administration’s Peter W. Rodino Building Federal ARRA Project

Tocci-Driscoll JV, a design-build joint venture between Tocci Building Companies, Woburn, MA and L.F. Driscoll Company, LLC, Bala Cynwyd, PA, achieved LEED® Silver Certification, awarded by the United States Green Building Council, for New Construction and Major Renovations for the Peter W. Rodino Federal Building ARRA project in Newark, NJ. The 5-year project, overseen by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), included extensive Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) removal, a 9-floor gut renovation, and a building-wide HVAC system upgrade. Overall, the construction improved the 1968, 16-story building’s energy efficiency by more than 20%.

Improvements included installation of new:

  • Chillers that provide 27% space cooling energy savings;
  • Cooling towers that provide 51% heat rejection energy savings;
  • Solar domestic hot water panels for high zone plumbing fixtures to provide an estimated 183 Mbtu natural gas savings per year;
  • Daylighting controls on the 9 renovated floors and efficient lighting fixtures that result in 27% interior lighting energy savings and 32% exterior lighting energy savings; and
  • Variable speed pumps that provide 61% energy savings.

In addition to energy savings, the LEED® program included construction waste and indoor air quality programs and use of green and of Low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) products including paint, coatings, flooring, and wood and laminate assemblies. Support for this prestigious certification was provided by the GSA, their construction manager, Lendlease and the architect of record, KlingStubbins-Jacobs.

About L.F. Driscoll Company, LLC

L.F. Driscoll Company, LLC is the leading construction services provider in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. They provide state-of-the-art practices in estimating, cost control, virtual construction, and web-based project management. They have served clients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland since 1929.

About Tocci Building Companies:

Tocci Building Companies, a leading construction and project management firm, specializes in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Highly Collaborative Project Delivery (HCPD℠), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Tocci was an early adopter of VDC in the Northeast and in 2006 committed to use it on all projects. In 2008, Tocci built the first IPD project in the Northeast and is now doing IPD across the country.

Tocci provides BIM-enabled building solutions and construction services with a sustainable approach and emphasis on lean construction. Headquartered in Woburn, MA, Tocci has a long history of design/build and highly collaborative delivery in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. For more information visit

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