The Montoursville Area High School received the United States Green Building Council’s LEED certification Plaque and Certificate on January 14, 2020. The project achieved the LEED Gold Rating which is the second highest rating.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. The rating system provides the framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
The award was presented by Scott Cousin, Principal and Senior Project Manager for Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates and provided to Christina Bason, Superintendent, Joseph Gnoffo, Buildings and Grounds Administrator and Daniel Taormina, High School Principal, Dick Castner, Owners Representative.
The LEED Gold achievement was partnered with a $2M grant for alternative and clean energy for Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. The project involved the modernization of the 700 student Montoursville Area High School located in Montoursville, PA. The project included a 135,000 SF addition and major site upgrades to provide needed 21st century learning spaces, a new library and cafeteria. The project cost was $29.6 Million and was under the estimated budget for the project. The project included the installation of a high efficiency HVAC system, energy efficient windows, LED and other environmentally friendly upgrades. LEED Gold certification focuses on sustainability and will include reduced energy costs, water conservation, and indoor environmental and air quality for students and staff.