2022 Sustainability Symposium Tours

We are excited to announce this year's Symposium tours, focused on energy, green stormwater infrastructure, wellness, cutting edge construction, and more! If you are interested in attending a tour, make sure you are first registered for the Sustainability Symposium, happening Friday, May 6th at Penn State at The Navy Yard. 

All tours are accessible and happening rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.

Note that tours will be happening concurrently with sessions. Please see the event page for this year's schedule.

Each tour is $15 and capped at 25 seats. Tickets go fast so check out this year's offerings below and save your seat today!

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Tour 1 - 10:30 -11:30

Green Storm Water Infrastructure at the Navy Yard

Explore the transformation of brownfield sites employing realistic green infrastructure practices. Storm water management plays a key role in the resilience of this rapidly expanding urban neighborhood. The multiple green open spaces serve as “outdoor living rooms” which increase pervious surfaces while encouraging physical activity and community engagement. The tour will be led by landscape architects who designed League Island Park and the Central Green. Pennoni Engineers will discuss engineered solutions for bio-basins and curbside rain gardens. Bittenbender Construction, will discuss construction practices and value engineering that helped to realize these visions into a constructed reality. 

Tour Guides 

Joe Sikora, Principal, Sikora, Wells Appel Landscape Architects

Kim Cooper & Brooke Dexter, James Corner Field Operations

Andrew Stathos, Pennoni Engineers

Emily Bittenbender & Rich Roesch, Bittenbender Construction

Bill Fisher

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Tour 2 - 11:45 -12:45

High Performance Buildings & State-of-Art Bio-Tech Manufacturing

Tour this LEED Gold building where immunotherapies are produced to treat tumors and blood cancers. Iovance joins a growing hub of bio-medical companies, such as Adaptimmune and Wuxi, who are housed in high performance buildings at the Navy Yard. Digsau Architects, the designer of multiple Navy Yard buildings, will conduct the tour inside this 136,000 SF facility along with the Developer from Gattuso Development Partners and the User. This building demonstrates that LEED buildings make financial and ethical sense for the building owners as well as the users who occupy them.  

Tour Guides 

Michael Goldberg, Digsau Architects

Jesse Mainwaring, Digsau Architects

Stan Newman, Iovance Facilities Engineering 

Janice Wong, Gattuso Development Partners, LLC  

 

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Tour 3 - 2:15 -3:15

Making a Case for Employee Health, Wellness & Productivity

This tour of FS Investments Headquarters exemplifies a company’s vision, which prioritizes workplace health and wellness. Attendees will learn how this LEED Gold building encourages users to stay motivated, think creatively and work hard for their investors, clients and community in a supportive work environment. With a unique configuration, the building is owned by a commercial developer who accommodates this user’s needs, while creating a facility that will be financially competitive for years to come. The tour will be led by Digsau, the Architects for the building, Turner, the Construction Manager, the Project Manager for the Developer and the User. The interiors are bathed with natural light, unique employee amenities and a world class art collection throughout the facility. 

Tour Guides 

Michael Goldberg, Digsau Architects

Jesse Mainwaring, Digsau Architects

Jim McNamara, Turner Construction Managers 

Margaret Burpee,  FS Investments 

Bill Fisher

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Tour 4 - 3:30 - 4:30

Powering the Navy Yard: One of the Region’s Largest Non-Municipal Systems  

How does the Navy Yard ensure an ever-evolving 1930’s infrastructure can be a modern grid ready to serve this 1,200 acre site - the same size as Center City Philadelphia? Learn about the Navy Yard’s utility operations and management, tour the GridNOC (Network Operations Center), and see a demonstration of the power of electronic information systems that illustrate invisible and visible utility infrastructure, which is critical in keeping the lights on 24/7. 

The presentation will also include glimpses into the next phases of the Navy Yard masterplan underscoring how strategic planning and the mustering of resources are essential to maintain services while accommodating reliable growth for this 148 year old campus. Hear from Ensemble/Mosaic about the rehab of an existing WWI &WWII Navy Receiving Station building into a 4.5 start hotel, while minimizing demolition of any existing structure and achieving LEED Silver for the project, as well as the development of Chapel Block, the first residential complex to be built at the Navy Yard with a pandemic informed design reflecting the new realities of how people work, value outdoor access, and are concerned about indoor ventilation.

Tour Guides

Rudy Terry,  PIDC 

Jeremy Rigau, Dominion Energy 

Juliana Bejleri, Ensemble/Mosaic

Jewelle Kennedy, Ensemble/Mosaic 

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