U.S. Green Building Council Central PA Chapter To Recognize Green Building Projects Nov. 1

The U.S. Green Building Council Central PA Chapter will recognize the winners of its 2018 PA Leaders Awards on November 1 at a special Forever Green Ceremony at the Civic Club of Harrisburg.

This year’s winners include--

-- LEED Project of the Year will be awarded to Iron Forge Elementary School in the South Middleton School District, which received LEED Gold certification and features thermal storage, solar photovoltaics and displacement ventilation.  The project was submitted and designed by USGBC Central Pennsylvania annual sponsor Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects.

-- Rise to the Challenge Award will be awarded for their renovation and addition to Hildreth-Miza Humanities Center, Bucknell University, a building constructed in 1941 that is pursuing LEED Silver certification. Buchart Horn Architects submitted and designed this project.

-- Climate Champion Award will go to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for their combined heat and power project, which reduced campus carbon emissions by 83,120 metric tons, equivalent to the annual residential electric use of 27,662 people.

-- Climate Champion Award Honorable Mention will be given to Messiah College for their Student Enhancement Project, which included the implementation of a new combined cooling, heat and power plant. The project was submitted by Gannett Fleming.

-- Commercial Project of the Year Award is going to Koch 33 Toyota Dealership in Easton, which received LEED certification. USGBC Central Pennsylvania annual sponsor Mowery submitted this project on behalf of their client.

-- Improving the Acceptance of Green Award, for the fourth year in a row, will be given to a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources project, the Buchanan State Forest Resource Management Center, for their continued efforts in designing and constructing LEED buildings that are used as teaching tools for the general public.

-- Innovative Project, New Construction Award is going to Franklin & Marshall College for their Shadek Stadium project, a multipurpose stadium serving football, soccer, and lacrosse that is pursuing LEED Silver certification. HKS designed and submitted this project.

-- Innovative Project, Residential Award will be awarded to the State College Community Land Trust for their GreenBuild Duplex, affordable, zero energy homes for two income-qualified families.  Penn State Hamer Center for Community Design/Energy Efficient Housing Research Group submitted this project.

-- Green School of the Year will go to Doe Run Elementary School in the Manheim Central School District, Lancaster County which is aiming for LEED Gold certification, and was designed by USGBC Central Pennsylvania annual sponsor EI Associates.

-- Greenest Apple Award will recognize Tom Horton, Director of Facilities for Carlisle Area School District, for promoting and implementing high-performance buildings, including being an exemplary participant in USGBC’s Arc for Schools pilot program.

-- The Community Changemaker Award will be given to Scot Chambers, Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate GSA Realty, for his recent designation as a National Association of Realtors Green instructor.

-- Sustainable Leader of the Year Award is being given to the City of Lancaster for their recent LEED for Cities Gold certification, as well as their green infrastructure, brownfield redevelopment and climate change efforts.

-- The Six Years of Service Award will be given to F. Joshua Millman, Vice President of Nutec Group; Scott Pusey, Senior Sustainability Consultant at Steven Winter Associates, Inc.; and Ken Shultes, Associate VP for Sustainability and Facilities Planning at Dickinson College, for their tenure on the USGBC Central Pennsylvania Market Leadership Advisory Board.

For more information on attending the awards ceremony, visit the 2018 Forever Green Celebration webpage.

More information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events is available from the U.S. Green Building Council Central PA Chapter website.


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[Posted: Sept. 13, 2018]


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