(York, PA ) The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) of Central Pennsylvania honored Wagman Construction’s Dickinson College Kline Fitness Center Expansion project with the 2015 Higher Education Project of the Year award. Presented during the organization’s Forever Green Awards ceremony held at The Bond in York, Pennsylvania, on October 22, 2015, the program recognizes accomplishments in green building and sustainability by the region’s best designers, builders, and engineers.
The Kline Fitness Center, located on the Dickinson College campus in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is a 29,000-square-foot structure that enhances student life. Designed by CannonDesign, the facility expansion accommodates five regulation-sized, glass-walled squash courts with large spectator areas, gymnasium space complete with state-of-the-art cardio-training machines, weight-lifting equipment, a sizeable atrium with a healthy-options café, an outdoor half-court basketball court, and an outdoor stretching patio.
The Kline Fitness Center is one of the many buildings on campus that supports Dickinson’s continued commitment to sustainability and green practices. A variety of green building strategies were utilized to reduce energy consumption including reviewing individual materials for recycled content percentage, utilizing certified wood, monitoring outdoor air delivery, and requiring off-site sorting. Designed to achieve LEED ® Gold certification, it will become Dickinson’s fifth building to earn this rating.
Additional partners on the project were SGS Architects, Smucker Company, Hershocks, Inc., and Hull’s Electric Service, Inc.
Wagman is a multi-faceted construction firm with major operations in heavy civil, general construction, and geotechnical construction services. Founded in 1902, Wagman is a fourth generation, family-owned company with offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia and is headquartered in York, PA. Wagman has been consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work in PA. As a full service general contractor, Wagman Construction facilitates growth and development in senior living, healthcare, higher education, urban, institutional and industrial markets in central Pennsylvania, Virginia & Maryland. For more information about Wagman, please visit www.wagman.com