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Philadelphia High Performance Historic Rehab Project for Healthcare Non-Profit

Thu, 6/16/2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

West Philadelphia (address to be released upon registration)

This project is a gut renovation of a historic commercial building in West Philadelphia. Originally designed and built for The Bell Telephone company, it has survived and was added to the National Register of Historic Buildings in 2002.

Elwyn, a large social services provider leased the space long-term to provide a new home for its Outpatient Behavioral Health and New Visions programs in the area. Corona Partners Real Estate is the tenant’s representative and project manager. Corona worked with Elwyn to identify the detailed uses and goals for the space which include supporting the growth and success of Elwyn’s programs and to deliver occupant comfort in an energy efficient way.  The project team also includes Metcalfe Architecture & Design - architectural design services; Urban Technology, Inc. - engineering services; MMB - general contracting services.

The tour will highlight key features of the design, including the project setup and how efficiency supports Elwyn’s business, project management design and construction phase processes that enabled the high performance built outcome, the high performance building envelope,  the downsized VRF with dedicated ventilation mechanical system, which all borrowed heavily from Passive House design and construction solutions and materials. 

About the Event:

  • Max Attendees: 25
  • Event Cost: FREE for GBU members; $10 for non-members
  • Safety Protocols: Please wear closed-toe shoes, no heels.
  • Transportation & Parking: The site is near the corner of 40th St. and Market St and near the 40th St. stop on the MFL in West Philadelphia. Street parking is available.
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