PA Dept. of Environmental Protection’s Cambria Office LEED™ 2 Gold Winner, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania

Project Name: PA Dept. of Environmental Protection’s Cambria Office LEED™ 2 Gold Winner

Product: Gravelpave2 

Application: Parking Lot

City: Edensburg

State/Province: Pennsylvania

Install Date: October 2000

Install Size: 920 m2 (9,900 sq ft)

Address: 286 Industrial Park Rd. Ebensburg, PA  15931

Client: Owned by Miller Brothers Construction, Inc., Corporation

Designer: John Boecker, AIA; Kulp Boecker Architects, P.C. Architect

Contractor: Miller Bros. Construction, Inc. Contractor (Design-build contractor/owner)

Directions: 286 Industrial Park Rd. Ebensburg, PA  15931

Location: Parking bays for staff.

Photography: Vicki Bohnhoff, 2002

Summary: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s second green office building, Cambria, has more green features and a higher level of environmental awareness than PA DEP’s first building—the South Central Regional Office Building. This 36,000 ft2 facility, designed for approximately 125 occupants, has collected data and documented many facets of its green design initiatives. The parking areas utilize grass planting pervious parking surfacing in order to minimize stormwater runoff. Impervious paving is limited to circulation aisles. Previously existing wetlands are not impacted by Cambria’s stormwater design and they also created new wetlands. Gravelpave2 and other stormwater techniques, deliver no net increase of stormwater run-off. It also helps with heat island mitigation. Gravelpave2 is made from recycled content in both the HDPE plastic and the geotextile filter fabric. Congratulations to the Cambria Branch of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and thanks for using ISI products!

Aggregate Paving was installed in the parking area at The Pennsylvania Environmental Protection's Cambria Office, using Gravelpave2.
Gravelpave2 meets the asphalt aisles.
Porous Paving was installed in the parking area at The Pennsylvania Environmental Protection's Cambria Office, using Gravelpave2.
Native vegetation meets the Gravelpave2 surface.
Gravel-Permeable Pavement was installed in the parking area at The Pennsylvania Environmental Protection's Cambria Office, using Gravelpave2.
View of parking lot.
Pervious Pavers were installed in the parking area at The Pennsylvania Environmental Protection's Cambria Office, using Gravelpave2.
Sign for the DEP with the building in the background.
Aggregrate Parking was installed in the parking area at The Pennsylvania Environmental Protection's Cambria Office, using Gravelpave2.
Sheeting from the hard surface goes to the Gravelpave2. Gravelpave2 works as a swale, capturing and infiltrating the water before it reaches the wetland.
Gravel-Paving Mats were installed in the parking area at The Pennsylvania Environmental Protection's Cambria Office, using Gravelpave2.
Close-up view of the Gravelpave2 meeting the existing vegetation.
Reinforcement Mats were installed in the parking area at The Pennsylvania Environmental Protection's Cambria Office, using Gravelpave2.
Another view showing how water percolates faster through the Gravelpave2 than even the natural soil.