Ferguson Township, Centre County
This facility is the newest addition to the Township’s municipal campus. It is approximately 13,000 SF with an attached fuel island covered by a canopy. The Township is seeking LEED Gold Certification for this project which used a low-impact style development.
The Keller team provided a detailed site design, secured the necessary land development approvals, and coordinated the site design according to the LEED credits. The required exhibits and paperwork were also prepared for the LEED application process for the United States Green Building Council. Additional items include an attached covered fuel island and underground fuel tanks, a fuel spill containment tank, a rain garden and bioswale for stormwater management, and a small site retaining wall.
The project evolved into a campus-wide project. Some areas, including the bottom of the existing detention basin, were converted from lawn to no-mow meadow mixes. A pollinator garden was added around the new building, a fiber optic line was extended from the existing office building to the new building, and a hydrodynamic storm separator was added to the existing storm pipe at the lower end of campus.
Project Uniqueness: For LEED purposes, the project includes an electric vehicle charging station, priority parking spaces for green vehicles and carpooling, extra bike racks, and unique rainwater calculations. The building was oriented due south for future photovoltaics on the roof.
We have teamed with Keller Engineers on several design-build projects for PennDOT. When selecting a designer, the more critical factors are trust and competence, more so than a low price. If your designer makes a mistake in quantities it can cost you a lot of money. We have stayed with Keller Engineers because we trust them to provide competent service at a competitive price. S. Scott Grannas, Vice President Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt Co., Inc.