School District Of Philadelphia Awarded Ace Grant

HARRISBURG, PA, – Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates – Architects – May 24, 2018
Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates architectural firm, is pleased to announce the School District of Philadelphia was awarded an Alternative and Clean Energy grant in the amount of $2 million from the Department of Community and Economic Development under the direction of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). Governor Wolf announced the funding of nine projects to promote energy efficiency and spur economic development.

The CFA on Tuesday, May 22 approved several projects through the state’s Alternative and Clean Energy Program including the District’s new Solomon Solis-Cohen Elementary School. The grant will be used towards the construction of a new, highly-efficient 140,000 square-foot elementary school in the City of Philadelphia serving 1,200 students. The project includes the demolition of the current school, originally constructed in 1948, and the construction of a new building, which will include a high-efficiency HVAC system, LED lighting, an efficient thermal envelope, daylight sensors and low-flow plumbing fixtures. The project is currently entering the Bidding Phase. Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates has designed the school as a high performance buildings that will seek LEED® Gold Certification. Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates has been working with the District on the project since May of 2017.


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