Scott Bates reports in the June issue of Facility Executive from Andover, MA and the renowned Phillips Academy, founded in 1778. It is home to a new student athletic facility designed to produce its own energy. At 98,800 square feet, Phillips Academy’s state-of-the-art Snyder Center holds a LEED (Leadership and Energy Environmental Design) Platinum designation. The LEED certification is an internationally recognized symbol of sustainability, requiring ingenuity to reach this level of achievement.
The sustainable features that helped to lead the
building to LEED Platinum include 1,778 solar panels installed on its roof and
an innovative system that was engineered to heat and cool the facility
year-round via the school’s adjacent ice rink.