The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Pennsylvania will present the Climate Champion Honorable Mention award to Gannett Fleming and Messiah College for their student enhancement projects. Completed in 2017, these improvements included implementation of a new combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP) plant on campus that services more than 3,000 students and faculty as well as the renovation of the sports facilities and dining hall.
The CCHP provides year-round energy from a single natural gas fuel source, with a total emissions reduction equivalent to more than 1,300 vehicles on the road. As a result, Messiah College saved more than $600,000 in utility costs, facilitating the expansion of the sports center and dining facility.
Gannett Fleming provided electrical, mechanical, plumbing, structural, and geotechnical services for the CCHP and Sollenberger Sports Center and Eisenhower Dining Hall Additions. The project promoted wellness and recreation while integrating environmentally conscious energy sources throughout the campus. Sustainable features of the newly renovated facilities include energy-efficient LED lighting and a new rain garden to aid in stormwater management.
Gannett Fleming and Messiah College will receive recognition at the USGBC Central Pennsylvania’s Forever Green ceremony scheduled for Nov. 1 at The Civic Club of Harrisburg. The awards recognize the accomplishments of people and projects that advance sustainable buildings through unique design solutions.