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Green Building Tour - State College Area High School

GBCI: 0920013974

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.
Eligible for 2.0 CE HOURS.
  • 2.0 CE

Rating system: v2009

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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.

Objectives

  1. Understand LEED Gold aspects of a K-12 project
  2. How to educate the Owner and Community on LEED for public K-12 projects
  3. How to use bid day alternates to blend budget and LEED Gold Goals.
  4. Phased Construction - challenges and lessons learned with construction adjacent to occupied buildings and sustainability.
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Created by

USGBC Central Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Leaders

R. Jeffrey Straub

Principal I Studio Director Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates Arch.
Tim Jones, Massaro Construction
Ed Poprik, State College Area School District