Messiah University Performing Arts Center Exterior Photo

Additional Sustainable Design

Additional sustainable design experience includes daylight efficiencies at the Lancaster Sewer Authority in Lancaster, PA. The LASA design included large glazing panels that allowed natural light directly into the open office area with light sensors that monitored the natural light levels and adjusted artificial light levels appropriately which reduced the electric demand. The use of water-saving fixtures, programmable thermostats, use of regional materials, and limiting construction waste all contributed to the sustainable design practices implemented for the new addition to the existing public sewer authority building even though it was not a LEED-certified building. 


We have also implemented Green / Sustainable Design Strategies in multiple other projects such as: 

  • Messiah University Performing Arts Center (Site selection, water quality/quantity – porous pavement and rain gardens, energy upgrades, high EUI occupancy, program-driven space, local materials/regional/recycled content, views/daylighting and air quality – low VOC material);  
  • Quality Bicycle Products (sustainable site elements, water quality management basins/rain gardens, and low maintenance natural vegetation utilizing grasses and perennial, white membrane roof for reduction of heat island effect, local/regional materials with recycled content, daylight/views – Solatube skylights and clerestory windows for interior natural light diffusion, energy efficient building systems – Energy Star (EPA) certification after 12 months of building operation)  
  • Messiah University Engineering Department Addition (Site selection - utilized site from an abandoned ice storage area / reduced building footprint by designing an addition versus separate standalone new building, energy reduction, local/regional materials with recycled content, daylighting & views, low VOC’s)  


Greenfield Architects has a LEED BD&C and LEED AP Professional on staff.