At Breslin Architects, we believe that every project must incorporate sustainable design principles and promote the health and well-being of occupants. We support the desire of our clients to be proactive and visible in their expression of these concepts to their community. Starting with the Feasibility Study, our team evaluates the opportunity for sustainable features and systems that are achievable, economical and offer the greatest benefit in operating costs and stewardship of resources. The most successful sustainable solutions are those that are integrated early, with input from key stakeholders and with a holistic view rather than simply “applied” in a checklist fashion.
LEED PROJECT EXPERIENCE:
Sandy Run Middle School – Under Construction
Upper Dublin School District – Targeting GOLD
Upper Perkiomen Middle School – Completed 2019
Upper Perkiomen School District – GOLD Certified
Newtown Middle School – Completed 2018
Council Rock School District – GOLD Certified
Nitschmann Middle School – Completed 2017
Bethlehem Area School District – GOLD Certified
Gambet Center for Business & Healthcare
DeSales University – LEED Certification
All of our schools routinely employ sustainable features such as low flow toilets and fixtures, energy efficient lighting and HVAC systems, passive solar design, maximum daylighting, and recycled content to name a few. The Souderton High School uses extensive daylight harvesting and utilizes a recycled grey water system to flush toilets and to irrigate 70 acres of play-fields. The Octorara Intermediate School has a geothermal HVAC system and pollutant reducing rain gardens.
Our firm is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. 58% of our professional staff are LEED® accredited professionals.