Ben Franklin TechVentures® (BFTV) hosted an event celebrating its building expansion earning the Gold rating under the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for new construction. The event featured remarks by Janet Milkman, Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, as well as R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Christa Duelberg-Kraftician, AIA, LEED AP+BD&C, Principal, Spillman Farmer Architects; and Anthony Scarcia, LEED AP, President and Chief Operating Officer of Allied Building Corporation. The celebration culminated with the unveiling of the official crystal plaque by Chad Paul.
Both the original Ben Franklin TechVentures renovation and the TechVentures expansion projects engaged Spillman Farmer Architects for design services and Allied Building Corporation for construction management. Barry Isett & Associates was the site and structural engineer.