The First Green Globes Rated School in PA!

Just got word that our recently completed renovation/addition to the CE McCall Middle School in Montoursville, PA was awarded the first Green Globes Rating of any school in Pennsylvnaia. The $19.5 m building, a sustainably focused renovation of a 1968 Middle School, was awarded two globes. This alternative rating system created by the Greeb Building Initiative is similar in some ways to the the US Green Building Councils LEED system, but we have found it to be more user friendly and flexible - all the while reaching for the same goals. We have just started construction on the $41 m new Williamsport Area Middle School which has also been designed as a sustainable renovation/addition, but is using the LEED rating system instead. We are targeting a silver rating, but gold is appearing very possible. We will be comparing and contrasting our experiences with the Green Globes and LEED Rating systems over the next year.

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