■ CMTA Consulting Engineers' new office building, 2429 Members Way, has been certified LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council. The building is the first LEED Platinum office building in Kentucky and the first LEED Platinum building in Lexington. There currently are only six LEED Platinum buildings in Kentucky, including Deep Green Residence Hall at Berea College, which was engineered by CMTA.
LEED Platinum projects are required to meet a minimum of 80 points across seven categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation and regional priority credits. CMTA's building received 81 credits, which included all points for the energy and atmosphere category. Energy-saving features of the building include insulated concrete form walls, geothermal heating and cooling, daylighting, solar photovoltaics, and solar-powered internally actuated diffusers. CMTA is the 64th largest MEP engineering firm in North America, employing 117 people.
■ The Helix-on-Main Parking Structure, Lexington Parking Authority, has been named one of seven winners in the International Parking Institute's 2015 Awards of Excellence. It was recognized in the category of best parking facility rehabilitation or restoration.
The badly deteriorating 40-year-old Helix Parking Structure, located between two government buildings, underwent a $4 million renovation that incorporated significant structural and waterproofing repairs, lighting upgrades, signage enhancement, exterior revitalization and many other sustainability features. Outside, upgrades included waterproofing coatings, a stainless-steel panel system, and programmable LED lights. Operational upgrades include 24-hour-a-day operation, resulting in a revenue increase and more reliable customer service.
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Project participants included RAM Construction Services, restoration general contractor; Scheidt & Bachmann USA, parking vendor; Pohl Rosa Pohl Architecture + Design, facade design architect; Vincent Lighting Systems, lighting design consultant; Randy Walker Electric, contractor; National Lighting Services, contractor; ProCLAD, contractor; Image360, environmental graphics and architectural signage; and Walter P. Moore, structural engineer-of-record.
■ Lexington Parking Authority's Food for Fines has been recognized by the International Parking Institute as one of four marketing programs internationally to receive distinction as a Best of 2015. In its second year, the Parking Matters Marketing and Communications Awards recognize outstanding parking-related marketing, public relations or communications programs and campaigns. Eligible programs use a wide spectrum of marketing tools, from advertising and public relations to collateral development, signage, special events, direct mail, video, and social media.
■ Lexington lawyer Walter Cox has been awarded the Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award from American Registry for his service and relationship skills based on client reviews.
■ Paul Miller Ford has been named the No. 1 Ford F-150 dealer in Kentucky, according to figures released for Cincinnati Zone D, June 2015 Vehicle Line Summary Report. The dealership is at 975 East New Circle Road.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo