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.
Penn Cambria School District has collaborated the last 4 years with the Keller Engineer’s team to complete a multi-phased paving and drainage project on our HS campus. I have personally worked with Adam Long, Brian Smith and Shawn Ritchey throughout the entire project and they made Penn Cambria feel like we were their only client. The personal attention to our needs and specific details of this project were second to none. The communication aspect of the Keller Engineer Team was outstanding. We trust their process, their design and their commitment to a quality project that when completed, we are all very proud of. Bill Marshall, Superintendent Penn Cambria School District