reuse of an 1800's historic farmhouse into administrative spaces
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.
and cooling provided through a combination of ground source heat
(Geothermal) with supplemental gas heat and a gas hot water boiler
selected perimeter heating zones. Direct digital control (DDC) system
thermostats and master control to allow reduced system demands in
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 has incorporated environmentally friendly rainwater
for irrigation, composting toilets, waterless urinals and solar
hot water for sinks. Vegetative roof will reduce storm water runoff.