Farmers Bank Building: Nevada’s First LEED® Platinum Project
Miles Construction completed an extensive remodel of the Farmers Bank Building in 2014. The original building is an unreinforced masonry structure that was constructed in the early 1900s. A significant structural upgrade, including the addition of a mezzanine level, was accomplished while retaining the original exterior masonry walls and the gold leaf ceiling over the bank lobby. Today the Farmers Bank building is home to Bently Enterprises’ Nevada team.
The remodel and historic preservation effort is the first construction project in the state to be awarded LEED® Platinum, according to Richardson. The LEED certification recognizes the project’s use of practical and sustainable construction techniques in site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
On its completion, Miles’ work as general contractor for the Farmers Bank Building was recognized as Bently received the USGBC Nevada Chapter 2015 LEED Project of the Year and the AIA Nevada 2015 Merit Award in the Built category.