J&J Contractors, Inc. was the General Contractor selected for the renovation of the four-story Paige Lab building on the UMASS Amherst campus.

The yearlong renovation converted the 26,500-square-foot, four-story office and research laboratory building into a modern, energy-efficient, ADA-compliant facility.

The renovations included all new windows, a new roof, new elevator and restroom core, new mechanical, electrical plumbing and fire protection systems, and daylight- and occupancy-sensitive lighting.

The effects of the combined upgrades for this renovation reduce total annual energy costs by 35.5%, which helped to earn the project 14 points under the LEED Energy and Atmosphere category, credit 1.

  • OWNER University of Massachusetts
  • LOCATION Amherst, MA
  • CONTRACT VALUE $8,183,128
  • PROJECT DURATION July 2013 - Aug 2014