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Hord Coplan Macht Earns Four Sustainable Design Awards

  • February 24, 2014
  • HCM

IMG_03722Hord Coplan Macht is pleased to announce that three of its projects have been honored by the U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Chapter (USGBC MD) with Wintergreen Awards for Excellence in Green Building. The awards program recognizes exceptional green buildings that demonstrate innovation in sustainable design, environmental impact, and social benefit. In addition to the project awards, Hord Coplan Macht’s design of a student dormitory for the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, VA also earned the People’s Choice Award. Hord Coplan Macht’s award-winning projects are:

Foxcroft School Stuart Hall; Middleburg, VA (also received People’s Choice Award) – This new, 50-bed dormitory for a small, all girls college-preparatory boarding and day high school recently received LEED Gold Certification. The most innovative and meaningful sustainable strategy was engaging the students during the design and construction process through classes, workshops, and the development of a new green school logo and dashboard.  Other sustainable elements include a geothermal energy system contributing to a 34% modeled reduction; a 44% modeled water reduction; a 93% diversion of construction waste; 70% of the site preserved as open space; green housekeeping and tenant education.

The Greens at Irvington Mews Apartments; Baltimore, MD – This new 100-unit apartment building, which caters to seniors, is pursuing USGBC LEED for Homes Silver and Enterprise Green Communities certifications.  The project includes numerous sustainable features such as low-E, double pane windows, water conserving plumbing fixtures, LED and Energy Star certified light fixtures, upgraded insulation, and high efficiency heating and air conditioning systems.  The project is projected to save 30% in energy costs versus a similar baseline building.

Union Wharf Apartments; Baltimore, MD — Located on the waterfront in historic Fells Point, Union Wharf is a 281-unit, mixed-use development that is pursuing LEED Silver Certification. Sustainable features of this high density, transit-oriented project include brownfield redevelopment, optimization of open space; “urban heat island” reduction;  a 44% modeled water reduction; green housekeeping and tenant education.