Providence Township Municipal Complex

A LEED-certified project, the Providence Township Municipal Complex included construction of a 4,040 SF office building connected to the original office building, a former one-room schoolhouse. The original maintenance building was demolished, and a new maintenance building constructed along with salt and material storage sheds. Two 2.4 kW windmills offset some of the office electricity use, and a biomass boiler utilizes township waste to provide heating. Backup heating is provided by a waste oil burner to offer 100% renewable energy heating source for the complex. Plumbing fixture selection reduced water use by 39%, and onsite stormwater infiltration improves water quality leaving the site. The project received a Historic Preservation Award from the Lancaster County Preservation Trust and a Builder Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency/Environmentally Responsible Projects from the Home Builders Association of Berks County.