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Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Completes Two LEED® Gold Certified Facilities for Allentown School District

Allentown, PA, July 10, 2013 . . . Alvin H. Butz, Inc. completed two Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certified buildings for the Allentown School District, Allentown, PA.

"We were thrilled to learn that both the William Allen High School Clifford S. Bartholomew building and Ramos Elementary School were awarded LEED Gold certification," says Robert Sperling, Director of Facilities Services at Allentown School District. "These projects are great examples to the students and the community of the District's commitment to sustainability."

The William Allen High School Clifford S. Bartholomew building is a state-of-the-art, three-story facility hosting the ninth grade students. The facility features more than 84,000 SF of classroom and administration space, a two-story cafeteria and a media center.

Ramos Elementary School located adjacent to Jackson Elementary School, is a new 85,000 SF school which houses 750 students. It is organized into three distinct masses, with each mass composed of multiple "learning communities" for each grade level. It is the third facility in the Allentown School District to achieve LEED Gold certification.

USA Architects, Planners + Interior Designers were the architects for the William Allen High School Clifford S. Bartholomew project while Roberson Butz Architects designed the new Ramos Elementary School. Working closely with the school district and the architects, Butz dedicated themselves toward incorporating aspects of the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED framework into both buildings, paying particular attention to issues of energy and water conservation, resource and waste management and indoor air quality.

Green features of the William Allen High School Clifford S. Bartholomew Building and Ramos Elementary School include:

  • Vegetated roof covering 100% of the roof area (excluding mechanical)
  • Water-efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Energy-efficient mechanical and lighting systems
  • Recycled/regional materials
  • Abundant day lighting
"Achieving LEED certification on both projects is a tremendous accomplishment and a testament to the dedication, collaboration and expertise of the entire project team," says Greg Butz, President and CEO of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. "With our expanding portfolio of LEED project experience, we are distinctively able to aid owners in their quest for LEED Certification."

Including Allentown School District's William Allen High School Clifford S. Bartholomew Building and Ramos Elementary School, there are 16 LEED-Certified projects in the Butz portfolio.

Ramos Elementary School

William Allen High School


ABOUT ALVIN H. BUTZ, INC. AND THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by a strong commitment to complete customer satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.



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