HARRISBURG, PA – The U.S. Green Building Council of Central Pennsylvania awarded Reynolds with two 2015 ForeverGreen Awards, including the adaptive reuse and energy sector projects of the year. The award ceremony was held at The Bond in York, Pennsylvania, on October 22, 2015, to recognize accomplishments in green building and sustainability by the region’s best designers, builders, and engineers.
Penn State Harrisburg’s Education Activities Building received the adaptive reuse project of the year award. The building, located in Middletown, Pennsylvania, stays true to the university’s commitment to providing active and collaborative learning and promoting environmental sustainability. Originally a 17,000-square-foot army barracks built in 1959, renovations and a 52,000-square-foot addition transformed the EAB into a creative and unique classroom and laboratory facility that encourages hands-on learning. Reynolds’ pre-construction and construction-phase services guided the project from planning to completion.
The Indian Valley Elementary and Intermediate School Renovations project in Reedsville, Pennsylvania, received the energy sector project of the year award. In its first performance year, the school exceeded the contracted guaranteed energy savings by 41 percent. Utility costs for the building decreased by nearly a dollar per square foot, reflecting a nearly 50 percent decrease in overall energy use. Reynolds provided construction management and a guaranteed energy savings performance contract for the renovations.