Canadian green construction company Nexii Building Solutions announced the manufacturing completion of 10 service plaza buildings as part of a larger project along the New York State Thruway.

Acting as a subcontractor for design builder AECOM Tishman, Nexii designed and manufactured the high-performance building envelopes as efficient, sustainable alternatives to traditional commercial retail at rest stops. These 10 public structures are part of an ongoing project that will introduce 23 new service plazas along the New York State Thruway by 2024.

Each building is between 6,400 and 14,800 square feet and made with Nexii panels using the company’s breakthrough concrete alternative, Nexiite. Nexii’s building solution requires fewer resources, produces near-zero on-site construction waste and significantly reduces end-to-end carbon emissions.

“We are so proud of the Hazleton team, which is currently producing more than 6,000 square feet of Nexiite panels each week,” said Stephen Sidwell, co-founder and CEO of Nexii. “And we’re thrilled that governments at all levels are becoming increasingly committed to building in a more sustainable and efficient way. Taking on large-scale projects like this one allows us to more quickly scale our vision for a greener future.”

A preliminary Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Nexii’s panels compared to a functionally equivalent high performance tilt-up design suggests a 36 per cent reduction in embodied carbon for Nexii’s high performance envelope, from extraction through end-of-life

Building panels for this project are precision manufactured at the Nexii Certified Manufacturer (NCM) plant in Hazleton, PA and rapidly assembled on-site, reducing build times and construction costs and creating non-toxic, disaster resilient, highly efficient buildings.

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The Hazleton NCM plant, which opened earlier this year, is the Vancouver-based company’s first manufacturing plant in the United States.

Featured image: (Nexii Building Solutions)

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