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Green Building Tour: State College Area High School

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Starts On - August 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
Ends On - August 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
633 Westerly Parkway
State College , PA 16801

Join USGBC Central Pennsylvania and our partner Keystone Contractors Association for a hard hat tour of State College Area High School, which is aiming for LEED Gold certification.

Green features of this approximately 700,000-square-foot, $120 million construction project include:

  • more than a 30 percent yearly energy use reduction over national averages for school buildings;
  • thirty-five percent reduction in water through the use of low flow and energy conserving fixtures;
  • indoor air quality monitoring for students and staff;
  • improved acoustical performance within educational spaces for increased sound recognition;
  • full LED lighting, both exterior and interior, of the building;
  • building-wide energy management system including daylight sensors, plug load energy reduction, energy recovery and high efficiency mechanical equipment;
  • natural daylight in more than 70 percent of the building;
  • building materials that are low-VOC and locally-produced, as well as contain recycled-content.

State College Area School District will share their green schools story, as well as their green initiatives, and the project team will take us on a hard hat tour of the construction site.

The walking tour will be followed by a happy hour at Faccia Luna.


AIA & GBCI continuing education credits are pending.

  • 3 p.m. — State High's green schools story, as shared by Ed Poprik, Director of Physical Plant for State College Area School District & presentation by project team (Massaro & Crabtree Rohrbaugh)
  • 3:45 p.m. — Walking tour (some hard hats will be provided, but please bring your own, if you have one)
  • 5 p.m. — Happy Hour & networking at Faccia Luna, 1229 S Atherton Street, State College

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Thanks to our partner: Keystone Contractors Association.

keystone contractors association

Thanks to our Supporter Sponsor: Massaro CM Services, LLC.


Thanks to our Sustainable Steward Sponsor: Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects.

crabtree, rohrbaugh & associates

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