Hord Coplan Macht Wins Wintergreen Award
Hord Coplan Macht is pleased to announce that The Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS) at Morgan State University, for which the firm served as the lead architect in association with The Freelon Group, has been honored with a Wintergreen Award by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Maryland Chapter.
By jury selection, the award recognizes distinction, innovation and leadership in green building design throughout the state of Maryland.
At the forefront of the campus, the 126,000 square foot, $67 million building highlights Morgan State University’s commitment to sustainability. CBEIS houses the School of Architecture and Planning and the School of Engineering’s Civil Engineering, Transportation Studies, and the National Transportation Center.
Pursuing LEED Gold Certification, sustainable features of the building include photovoltaic cells on the roof and in the curtainwall, a greywater and rainwater harvesting system in the lower level, and highly efficient heating and cooling systems, and extensive daylighting.
Projects for the Wintergreen Awards must be located within the state of Maryland and be registered under any third party green building rating system. USGBC states, “Nominations are judged on a series of sustainable measures including, but not limited to innovation in sustainable design, environmental impact, social benefit, community involvement, and achievement within green building rating systems.”