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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

The Butz Family of Companies has embraced the U.S. Green Building Council's quest to transform the way buildings are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. We have taken a proactive position in the pursuit of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) training, development and implementation. We currently have 18 LEED Accredited Professionals on our staff with additional staff currently in training and accreditation programs. We are an innovator in the LEED process having developed in-house sustainable design and construction tools and processes.

ENR magazine ranked Butz Enterprises, Inc. 23rd among the top 40 green contractors in the region.  The ranking is based on information provided by regional firms through the magazine’s annual Top Contractors survey.  The list ranks firms based upon their 2009 revenue generated from projects that are certified with a third-party rating organization.

View a complete list of our LEED certified projects, projects pending certification and projects which have incorporated sustainable elements.

Berks County Community Foundation
New Community Service Center

This project includes a 5,000 gallon cistern that collects rainwater for flush toilets, energy-efficient light fixtures, radiant heating and cooling and a green roof. Water-saving plumbing fixtures were installed and regional recycled content and reclaimed building materials were used.

LEED PLATINUM

Berks County Community Foundation

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT)
801 Market Street

The renovation/adaptive reuse of this historic structure provides 3 floors of offices, 3-1/2 floors of shell retail and new building systems. Key green features include use of approximately 70% wood consumption from sustainable forestry sources approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, reuse of historic building elements and installation of high-efficiency mechanical systems.

LEED GOLD

801 Market Street

Pennsylvania State University - Berks Campus
Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building

This new classroom and lab building features underground rain harvesting tanks, water-efficient fixtures, daylight harvesting in 75% of spaces and a gray water system that will be used to flush toilets and wash the building.

LEED GOLD

Penn State Berks Gaige Technology

Lehigh University
S.T.E.P.S. Building

The new center features green lighting fixtures, Energy Star membranes and an 8,000 sf vegetated roof. Sustainable materials and materials with recycled content were used. The domestic water usage and the sewer flow rate is 20% less and 24% less, respectively, than the current LEED standard.

LEED GOLD

Lehigh STEPS

East Stroudsburg University
Monroe Hall

The all-boys residence was converted to an administrative and instructional use for their Speech Pathology and Audiology Program and Speech Communications Program. The project involved adding an elevator, lecture hall, four classrooms and conference rooms, offices, computer labs and a clinical lab area for patients receiving hearing tests.

LEED GOLD

monroe

Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)
Norris Apartments

This project represents PHA's first ever LEED development, achieving LEED Gold on 4 of the buildings. LEED Criteria used in this project includes Energy Star qualified windows, appliances and equipment, low flow plumbing fixtures and renewable and recycled materials.

LEED GOLD

Norris Apartments

Allentown School District
Roosevelt Elementary School

This school addition and renovation project incorporated energy-efficient mechanical systems including water-efficient plumbing fixtures. Other green features include energy-efficient lighting systems, green roofs and use of recycled/regional materials.

LEED GOLD

ASD Roosevelt

Allentown School District
Ramos Elementary School

This new 3-level school incorporated energy-efficient mechanical systems including water-efficient plumbing fixtures. Other green features include energy-efficient lighting systems, green roofs and use of recycled/regional materials.

LEED GOLD

ASD Ramos

Allentown School District
William Allen High School

This new 3-level 9th grade academy incorporated energy-efficient mechanical systems including water-efficient plumbing fixtures. Other green features include energy-efficient lighting systems, green roofs and use of recycled/regional materials.

LEED GOLD

ASD William Allen

Geisinger Health Systems
Gray's Woods Ambulatory Care Facility

This new 2-story, multi-specialty clinic features a high-efficiency heating and cooling system, efficent plumbing fixtures, and a lighting control system that dims when natural daylight is available and occupancy sensors. Recycled and locally obtained materials were used in construction.

LEED GOLD

Grays Woods

Raytheon
Building 5C Machine Shop

The selective demolition and renovation of this machine shop features hybrid/vanpool parking provisions, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures and other highly efficent building systems such as geo-thermal walls, heat pumps and an energy recovery unit. Recycled and locally obtained materials were used in construction.

LEED GOLD

Raytheon

Haverford College
Gardiner Integrated Athletic Center

The new gymnasium is one of the first LEED-certified athletic buildings in the United States. Key green features include reuse of developed land, efficient circulation of cooled air, rainwater collection for use in toilets and energy-efficient lighting. Roof-mounted evacuated solar tube collectors are used to supplement the water heating system.

LEED GOLD

Haverford

Geisinger Health Systems
Wyoming Valley Medical Center

The sitework of this 5-story critical care building included erosion and sediment control plans, restoration of natural habitat and use of native plants to eliminate irrigation. Water-saving plumbing fixtures account for a 30% reduction in water use.

LEED SILVER

Wyoming Valley

Pennsylvania Turnpike
Central Administration Building

Key green features of this addition and renovation project include high-performance glass windows, a highly insulated exterior enclosure, water-saving plumbing fixtures, energy-efficient HVAC systems and solar control devices. Existing materials such as wood panels, marble and granite were reused.

LEED SILVER

PA Turnpike

Geisinger Health Systems
Henry Cancer Center

Key green features of this 2-story expansion project include an erosion and sediment control plan, use of native plants to eliminate irrigation, and use of low-emitting materials. Water-saving plumbing fixtures reduce water use by 30%. HVAC systems were commissioned for optimal thermal benefits and air qualilty.

LEED CERTIFIED

Hanry Cancer

Geisinger Health Systems
Buckhorn Office Building

This new administrative center used infiltration beds to promote infiltration of stormwater from the roof and parking lot. Other green features include energy-efficient mechanical systems, efficient plumbing fixtures, and use of roofing materials with a high solar reflective index. Recycled and locally obtained building materials were used in construction.

LEED CERTIFIED

Buckhorn Office

PBS39
Public Media and Education Building

Key green features of this project include brownfield redevelopment and recycling of 89% of the construction debris. Water-efficient fixtures and energy-efficient lighting systems were installed. Sustainable materials and materials with recycled content were used in construction.

LEED CERTIFIED

PBS39

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