The Schuylkill Center

Environmental Education Center & Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

In Posse Staff as AKF provided Energy Modeling and Auditing services for The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. The project consists of 22,600 square feet of space thathouses the staff offices, classrooms, laboratories, a bookstore, interactive children’s exhibits, and an auditorium. The building also houses the Green Woods Charter School, a K-8th grade school that fosters an understanding of the interrelatedness and interdependence of the local and global environment.

Our staff created a calibrated building energy model to reflect current utility usage and utilized this model to estimate the impact and cost effectiveness of various energy conservation measures on the building including a new boiler system, increased Solar Array capacity, envelope upgrades, solar hot water heating, and a daylighting analysis.

The Schuylkill Center is a local leader in teaching Sustainability from within. Founded in 1965, it was one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country, and is visited by thousands of people each year.

In Posse Staff Services: Energy Modeling, Energy Audit