PITTSBURGH: The American Society of Civil Engineers, Pittsburgh Section has presented Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus the 2016 Sustainability Award for Stormwater Management and Sanitary Systems. Previous winners of the award include Phipps Conservatory and Etna Green Streetscapes Project. Civil & Environmental Consultants, Biohabitats and Interface Engineering are the project engineers.
The Sustainability Award is made annually to an engineering project in recognition of creativity in the form of innovative sustainability. Projects must demonstrate innovation in sustainability, first and foremost, demonstrating adherence to the principles of economic, social and environmental sustainability. The criteria used to evaluate projects are: (a) the extent to which innovative design or construction methods improve economic, social and environmental sustainability; (b) the promise shown by the innovation to extend future developments in sustainability; (c) the degree to which the project extends public understanding of sustainability in construction; and d) the anticipated advantages to be obtained as a result of the project.
For a full list of winners, visit the ASCE website.
About Eden Hall Campus
Eden Hall Campus in Richland, PA is the first academic community in the world built from the ground up for the study of sustainable living, learning, and development. Using the latest in environmentally responsible technology, design, and innovation, Eden Hall is self-sustaining in every way with zero carbon emissions, all waste and storm water managed on-site, and by producing more energy than it consumes. It is designed to one-day serve more than 1,500 students, and is home to Chatham’s Falk School of Sustainability. By protecting valuable watersheds, incorporating surrounding land and agricultural resources, and rehabilitating existing farm structures alongside developing new, green buildings, Eden Hall is a one-of-a-kind venue for education, conferences, community outreach, and ecotourism. More information at www.chatham.edu/edenhall.