Stones River Manor finishes expansion

March 22, 2012

The Daily News Journal, Thursday, March 22, 2012

MURFREESBORO — Stones River Manor, an independent living facility and the only faith-based, not-for-profit senior living community sponsored by Rutherford County area Churches of Christ, recently completed a $1.2 million addition to its campus.

The project, designed and built by J&S Construction of Cookeville, will be one of the first LEED-Certified independent care facilities in Tennessee.
The 7,500-square-foot, nine-unit addition includes energy efficiencies such as spray foam insulation, Energy Star windows, Energy Star appliances and compact fluorescent lighting.

“Stones River Manor is committed to excellence in the services we provide, a commitment that J&S shares, which is reflected in the quality of their work,” said Kirkland Mason, administrator of Stones Manor, in a news release.

In addition to the energy savings, the project focused on water efficiency, indoor air quality, types of materials used, as well as thoughtful land use and landscaping. As part of the LEED for Homes program, each unit was inspected and tested by independent third parties to ensure all requirements were met.

“Energy savings was important to Stones River Manor, so in addition to building the project to the LEED for Homes requirements, each of the nine units will be Energy Star rated,” said Brad Leimer, project manager and LEED accredited professional for J&S Construction. “The previous four LEED Certified projects we have built have an average energy savings of 35 percent, so I am excited to see how these units actually perform.”

J&S Construction is the first contractor in the state of Tennessee to complete LEED Silver, LEED Gold and LEED Platinum Certified buildings, which includes over 129,000 square feet of construction.

Two of J&S’ projects were also recently noted in Memphis Business Journal’s “The List: Tennessee LEED Certified Spaces.”

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