SHIPPENSBURG — A ceremony marking Shippensburg Area Emergency Medical Services Building’s certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is planned March 4.
The program, at 1 p.m. at the SAEMS Building at the corner of Orange Street and Walnut Bottom Road, will include a short program and optional building tours.
The building was completed last summer. It was evaluated under LEED 2009, in which there are 100 possible base points distributed across five major credit categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality; there are additional points for Innovation in Design and Regional Priority.
The building scored 52 points, putting it in the Silver tier. This is the second among four levels.
Notable green items for the project include a 10,000 gallon rainwater collection tank used to fill tanker trucks and wash equipment, low-flow plumbing, occupancy sensors for lighting, local materials with recycled content, and low Volatile Organic Compounds products.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED provides a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.