Gannett Fleming Wins Two USGBC Central PA Forever Green Awards
(Harrisburg, Pa.) Two Gannett Fleming projects were honored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Pennsylvania at the 2016 Forever Green awards on Nov. 3 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Denver Commuter Rail Maintenance Facility was named the Innovative Project of the Year. The building set a precedent as the first LEED® Gold commuter rail maintenance facility in the nation and is a model of best practices in transit maintenance facility design.
The Shippensburg University energy systems upgrade was recognized as the Energy Project of the Year. A more than 60-year-old, coal-fired steam generation plant was replaced with an efficient decentralized heating system, as well as a new central chilled water-cooling plant and underground distribution system. A more than 60-percent reduction in the university’s carbon footprint is anticipated as a result of the transition.
“As a firm, we demonstrate our leadership in sustainable design and innovation, as well as our ability to bring value to our clients,” said Esther McGinnis, an executive vice president and the MidAtlantic Region Director of Gannett Fleming. “Our talented staff members will continue to develop creative solutions to our clients’ complex challenges.”
The mission of the USGBC Central Pennsylvania chapter is to promote environmentally responsible design, construction, and operation of the built environment. The Forever Green awards are an annual recognition of companies, individuals, and institutions that demonstrate exemplary commitment and achievements in creating a more sustainable future.