Haverford CREC Wins Several Awards for Green Design
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recently selected Haverford Township as the recipient of its fourth annual Green Park Award, based on environmentally friendly accomplishments at Haverford Reserve and the Community Recreation and Environmental Center (CREC). Another award was presented to Quality Attributes Software for the GreenTouchscreen program that the company created for the Haverford CREC. Computerworld recognized the CREC's GreenTouchscreen solution as an innovative way to educate residents and visitors about the sustainable features of the new building, including materials used in construction, a green features map, LEED checklist, 3-D animations of sustainable systems, and calculators that demonstrate the impact of people's decisions on the carbon footprint and CO2 emissions. Designed by Kimmel Bogrette, the CREC is a dramatic and fitting addition to a park and nature preserve developed on a 160-acre portion of the former Haverford State Hospital site. The Township is anticipating a LEED Gold Certification of the building.