J.M. Thompson Company, general contractors since 1921, is excited to announce the groundbreaking for the new Care First Animal Hospital at Oberlin. The existing animal hospital will remain open throughout the construction of the new building which is located at the intersection of Oberlin Road and Wade Avenue in Raleigh, NC. J.M. Thompson is the construction manager on the project and Quantum Architects is the designer.
This building has been designed to Passive House standards and will be one of the first buildings constructed in North Carolina to this strict energy-saving standard. “The Care First Animal Hospital is a true community leader in many respects”, said Mike Kapp, Passive House Alliance U.S. Mid Atlantic Regional Representation and Certified Passive House Consultant. “They are now global leaders with the first Passive House Animal Hospital in the world. This near net-zero energy building will set the bar to which all other animal hospitals will aspire with respect to occupant comfort, indoor air quality, durability, and energy efficiency.”
The new Care First Animal Hospital will consist of a four-level building, two bottom levels of sheltered parking, one level of a state-of-the-art animal hospital and care facility, and the top level of Class “A” office space. These features include: separate elevators and lobbies from the parking garage to each of the two floors of the building, water therapy, treadmills, surgical suites, exam rooms, a pharmacy and sustainable construction. “It is an honor for us at J. M. Thompson to be able to construct this one-of-a-kind facility for our good friend Dr. Joe Gordon and his wife Debbie”, said John Thompson, Project Executive and President of J.M. Thompson. “This building will be a showplace for not only sustainable construction, but also for other veterinarians to observe a very modern animal hospital.”
“The Care First Animal Hospital team is enthusiastic about the expanded opportunities to serve our patients, clients and community which the new animal hospital will provide,” said Dr. Gordon, Founder and Veterinarian at Care First Animal Hospital, and wife, Debbie Gordon. “The Passive House environment will provide increased comfort and air quality for the animals and people.”
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