Greenfield Architects Completes LEED v4 Gold Certified Project
Greenfield Architects is pleased to announce that the new Public Works Building for Ferguson Township has achieved LEED Gold Certification by the US Green Building Council. Located in State College, Pennsylvania, this facility is the first Gold-certified facility for Ferguson Township and the first Gold-certified facility designed by Greenfield Architects.
As part of the design process, cost effective sustainable design elements, components, and systems were implemented. Reclaimed wood for interior finishes was sourced from trees that had been damaged by storms within the township. At the onset of the project, an extensive analysis was conducted to determine the specific design credits that were necessary to achieve a Gold certification. Sustainable design ideas were implemented from the beginning of the project, including site selection, building orientation for optimal sun angles, and fundamental design practices. A complete solar array was also designed into the roof structure to achieve net zero energy.
Sustainable practices were even employed throughout the entire construction process. As the general contractor, Leonard S. Fiore, Inc., recycled or salvaged a minimum of 85% of the 105.58 tons of construction debris by implementing a construction waste management plan to divert non-hazardous construction debris away from landfills and incinerators, and re-direct it back to the manufacturing process.
The new building has a total floor area of 13,753 square feet including a 3,105 square foot first Floor, 3,020 square foot second floor, 7,628 square foot maintenance garage with a pull through Wash Bay, three pull through service bays, conference room with kitchen area, locker rooms, three private offices, open office area with roof monitors for natural light, parts storage and fluid storage with containment, support spaces, and a covered fuel island with two 10,000-gallon underground fuel storage tanks and two Gasboy fuel dispensers for gas and diesel.
Please visit the following link for more information:
Ferguson Township Website: Green Infrastructure at Ferguson Township Municipal Building | Ferguson Township PA