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New office building in Virginia to house behavioral health services
The Fairfax County (Va.) Board of Supervisors has awarded Manhattan Construction Co. the contract to build a new five-story, 200,000-sf office building and 230,000-sf parking garage. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the $48.5 million project, managed by the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and designed by Alexandria-based Noritake Associates, will house behavioral healthcare services of the Fairfax–Falls Church Community Services Board. It will seek LEED Silver certification. The exterior will feature precast concrete, metal panels, punched and ribbon windows, and glazed curtain walls. The lighting control system in the garage is being designed to provide a 65% reduction in energy costs.