DVUSGBC Sustainability Awards presented at ArtsQuest

Honoring people & organizations transforming the Lehigh Valley

Seven local projects were honored by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) Lehigh Valley Branch during a gala Sustainability Awards reception at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, PA on Wednesday, November 16 and Barry Isett & Associates (BIA) is proud to have assisted in organizing the event.  The honored projects included five in which BIA played an engineering role.

BIA president Kevin Campbell, PE, LEED AP and Christine Mildner, Landscape Designer are members of the Lehigh Valley Supervisory Committee of the Lehigh Valley Branch and coordinated a variety of services, ranging from, preparing the program, to arranging for sponsors, to creating the nomination posters whose creative design was supplied by Debra Dalrymple Kleinfeldt, in BIA’s business development office.  Francee Fuller, BIA’s marketing manager, was responsible for media relations and photography..  All nominated projects have either received or are registered for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, a third-party green building certification system designed by the United States Green Building Council.

BIA projects that achieved top honors were:

Lehigh University’s Science Technology Environment & Policy (STEPS) Building— honored as the Private Project that best exemplified the implementation of sustainable facility design, construction and management practices within the private sector. BIA was the site/civil engineer.  The project received Gold Certification

Clifford Bartholomew Ninth Grade Center, William Allen High School, Allentown School District—named the best example of implementing sustainable facility design, construction and management practices within the Public Sector.  Luis Ramos Elementary School and the Roosevelt Elementary School, both within the Allentown School District, were also nominated in this category.  BIA was the site/civil engineer for all three schools and provided structural engineering design in the Clifford Bartholomew Ninth Grade Center.  Other BIA services for all projects included surveys and landscape design.  The ninth grade center achieved LEED Gold

DeSales University, Center ValleyGreen Campus award, recognizing a multi-facility campus following sustainable policies and practices.  BIA has played an on-going role in the development of the campus since the founding of our company in 1977 when we conducted a campus-wide survey for the University’s first Master Plan.  Since that time BIA has been involved in scores of projects, both directly for the University and as a consultant to Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects, of Allentown.

BIA was also the structural engineer of ArtsQuest, the host site, which is registered for LEED certification.

DVGBC was formed in 2001 as a mission-based nonprofit organization and as a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.  The Lehigh Valley Branch represents scores of regional  member companies in the design and construction industries.