Pennswood Village Awarded LEED Gold Rating on Personal Care Residence Renovation Project from U.S. Green Buildings Council

LEED Certification for Pennswood Village Personal CareBarclay House, Pennswood Village’s Personal Care Residence has been awarded a prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) Gold Rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its recent $7 million renovation. Pennswood Village and RLPS Architects, Pennswood’s partners on this project, have also recently received the Indoor Environmental Quality Award from the Green Building Association of Central Pennsylvania for this project.

Pennswood Village has also begun a renovation of its Community Building this month.Many of the environmentally-friendly methods, materials, and techniques that were used in the Barclay House renovation will be utilized throughout construction. “We are so proud to have achieved a LEED® Gold Certification for the renovation of Barclay House,” said Nancy Spears, Executive Director at Pennswood Village. “In a health care setting where residents tend to be indoors 24 hours a day, environmental factors from the carpeting, paint, finishes, daylighting, green cleaning products, and especially air quality are of critical importance. We chose to invest in Green Building materials, systems, and furnishings to protect the health and safety of our residents and to provide leadership throughout the senior living community in environmental stewardship.”

“Pennswood Village is one of only two Personal Care residences to receive a LEED® Gold Rating in the State of Pennsylvania and among only 75 organizations throughout the state to receive any type of LEED® Certification at all,” said David Fraser, Chair, Pennswood Village Board of Directors. “We are thrilled with this accomplishment and
will continue to apply what we have learned during this renovation to additional construction projects taking place throughout our campus.

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