Shea Breaks Ground for Office Condo Projects
Shea Commercial recently broke ground on two commercial condominium complexes in Southern Nevada. Shea at Shadow Crest, located at East Warm Springs and Spencer Street, is a seven-building, single-story office/medical complex offering floor plans ranging from 5,178 square feet to 7,570 square feet. Shea at Sunset, located on East Sunset Road between Pecos Road and Sandhill Road, comprises 16 one-story buildings for office and industrial use. Office buildings are approximately 5,000 square feet, office/medical buildings are approximately 20,000 square feet and industrial buildings are approximately 14,000 square feet.
Southern Nevada Adopts Stricter Energy Codes
The local governmental jurisdictions in Southern Nevada – Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Boulder City – recently adopted the 2003 International Energy Conservation Code, which goes into effect Aug. 1. The code establishes minimum design and construction standards for energy efficiency in homes, businesses and other buildings and governs wall construction, lighting, alternative power and all aspects of energy use. Building officials estimate it will cost $1,500 per new home to comply with requirements of the code, but the average homeowner will save about $400 a year on energy bills. In commercial construction, the upgrades will cost about $1.60 per square foot, but result in energy bill savings of about 68 cents per square foot per year.