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