Chester County's Green Building

Many Chester County offices, including the offices of the Board of County Commissioners, Controller, Coroner, Finance, Public Information, Recorder of Deeds, Solicitor, and Treasurer are located in a six-story office building located at 313 West Market Street in downtown West Chester. This building, designed by Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects, P.C., with mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design by Giovaneti Shulman Associates, was designed to achieve certification by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Environmental and Engineering Design (LEED) program. The landlords are Jack Loew and Eli Kahn, and the General Contractor was D. Fickler Construction.

Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects were the project's accredited LEED Professional as well as the project architect, and were responsible for incorporating the LEED requirements into the building's design and submitting the project to the U.S. Green Building Council for its review.

Green Aspects of the Building

The building and its parking areas were designed under LEED for New Construction, Version 2.2.

Some of the Chester County Office's LEED highlights include:

The building's designers targeted a goal of 39 points under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEEDs rating system and earned 38 (narrowly missing LEED's "Gold" rating), thus receiving a Silver rating.

This project exemplified sustainable goals from its very beginning - it was designed to take advantage of a walkable downtown location in a Landscapes2 Urban Landscape, with opportunities for public and alternative transportation, proximity to shopping, restaurants and other services, and incorporates an energy-efficient design.

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