Tag Archives: sustainable building design

LV Sustainability Awards – Can Sustainable Buildings Be Affordable? May 25

Green building and sustainable design have gained traction across all building sectors over the past decade, but many in the industry still wonder about the value of high performance design and building. The Lehigh Valley Branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council and Lehigh University’s Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies are proud to present a program on this […]

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Ben Franklin TechVentures2

Ben Franklin TechVentures2 is a 47,000 sf addition to an existing Bethlehem Steel Building on the Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus. The building was designed to The Energy Star program and received LEED Gold certification under the 2.2 version of New Construction guidelines (NCv2.2) in spring of 2013. Special features to the building addition include PV panels on the white roof […]

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Lehigh Gap Center

Lehigh Gap Nature Center – Osprey House The Lehigh Gap Nature Center is a non-profit, member-run conservation organization located in the Lehigh Gap of Pennsylvania at the foot of the Kittatinny Ridge, between the towns of Slatington and Palmerton. In 2002, the Lehigh Gap Nature Center purchased over 750 acres on the Kittatinny Ridge, west of the Lehigh River in […]

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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program run by the U.S. Green Building Council. The program sets the standards for sustainable building strategies and practices. To become LEED certified, a building, community or home must satisfy certain prerequisites and work towards points to achieve different levels of certification. Learn More LEED Overview – US Green […]

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