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SEPTA train station receives LEED Silver status

Posted on September 13, 2011

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) recently rebuilt Fox Chase Regional Rail Station has earned a LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Fox Chase Station is the nation's first train station to receive LEED Silver.

LEED certification levels are Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Fox Chase Station was awarded LEED Silver using the LEED for New Construction rating system.

To achieve the LEED Silver status, SEPTA implemented numerous eco-friendly processes throughout planning, design and building phases, including recycling construction waste materials such as drywall; using low-pollutant emitting building materials; and purchasing energy from a local green energy supplier. The completed station has energy efficient Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems; is entirely smoke-free; features receptacles for recycling papers, cans and bottles; and has 15 parking spots designated specifically for energy efficient vehicles, like hybrids.

Fox Chase Station was designed by HNTB and built by Shared Systems Technology. The Sheward Partnership, LLC, provided LEED project oversight. The station project cost $1.1 million and was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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