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Grand Plaza

One of the first 2 LEED Gold (pre-platinum) buildings in America + 10 year Energy Star 

Date

2003

Lead Engineer & Masterplanner 

K. Scott Sine PE - H.T. Lyons

Sector

Commercial

Location

Allentown, PA

Overview

Our founder was responsible for all Grand Plaza mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler engineering while working for HTL, a wholly owned subsidiary of PPL, at the time.

 

In 2003, this best-in-class project represented one of the country's first LEED Gold building (before platinum ratings existed) using a fiscally responsible REIT budget, and maintaining Energy Star status for over 10 years. All upgrades required achieving a 4 year or less ROI in a challenging era when energy saving upgrades had not reached their maturity.

 

The 24 first-of-its kind engineering solutions merited recognition at The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) national meeting and was also  featured in an issue of Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning (HPAC) magazine.