Chester County Conservation District
West Chester, PA

 
 

 
 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Adaptive reuse of an 1800's historic farmhouse into administrative spaces for the
Chester County Conservation District. This 5,300 SF structure will be upgraded with contemporary
environmental systems while maintaining its historic features. The project will incorporate
sustainable system design while obtaining LEED certification with the US Green Building Council.

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
Heating and cooling provided through a combination of ground source heat pumps
(Geothermal) with supplemental gas heat and a gas hot water boiler for augmenting
selected perimeter heating zones. Direct digital control (DDC) system with local
thermostats and master control to allow reduced system demands in each area.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Energy efficient lighting design incorporating low-level ambient fluorescent fixtures with local
task lighting. Extensive use of natural daylight combined with occupancy sensors and local
switching control. 2KW solar photovoltaic systems to provide power for display area.

PLUMBING SYSTEMS
Plumbing systems has incorporated environmentally friendly rainwater harvesting
for irrigation, composting toilets, waterless urinals and solar powered domestic
hot water for sinks. Vegetative roof will reduce storm water runoff.

2773 Philmont Avenue • Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 • (215) 947-4562 (ph) • (215) 947-6014 (fx) • Email E&M
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