Larson Design Group (LDG) collaborated with Cambridge Companies on this $17.3 million design-build, single stream recycling facility for Republic Services.  LDG was the designer of record and provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering services, while managing consultants providing architecture and land development services.

The Southern Nevada Recycling Center is a 108,384-square foot pre-engineered building constructed on an 18-acre project site.  The structure is 40-feet tall to provide vertical clearance with 150-foot clear spans across the recycling center floor.  The project included the installation of a 70­ton per hour, single-stream recycling system, which was the largest single stream recycling facility in the United States at the time.

The facility incorporated sustainable design principles such as translucent panels for daylighting and a large photovoltaic rooftop solar energy system.  The solar energy system comprised of 1,776 panels that will generate approximately 933,162 kilowatts of energy per year, which constitutes more than 15 percent of the buildings power consumption.

The facility is considered the “smartest” facility built to date and includes technology that enables the entire processing plant to be controlled from a wireless tablet, either on-site or remotely.

This project was awarded the Engineering-News Record Best Regional Project Award (Southwest Region) in 2016.