The Overbrook School for the Blind M. Christine Murphy Horticulture and Education Center is a 2000 sf net-zero-energy greenhouse and classroom that has achieved LEED v4 for New Construction Gold certification. As the LEED Consultant and Building Enclosure Commissioning Agent, Re:Vision brings a holistic approach to the project. The unique requirements of a greenhouse make enclosure commissioning valuable in reducing water and energy demands. To further offset those loads, rainwater harvesting will supply some of the high water demand. A campus solar PV array has earmarked enough production to supply the greenhouse’s annual energy usage. In fact, so much effort is being concentrated on energy efficiency that the team is also pursuing Zero Energy Building Certification through International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
Architect: Daley + Jalboot Architects, Inc.
Sustainability Consultant: Re:Vision Architecture
Enclosure Commissioning: Re:Vision Architecture