B&L assisted the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation with site, landscaping, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering design and construction oversight services for the renovation of a former school into the Taconic Regional Offices in Staatsburg, New York. This project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is LEED Platinum certified.
The major mechanical components of this project included a geothermal ground loop heat pump system for heating and cooling and a geothermal well field, increased ventilation rates, controllability of thermal conditions, and enhanced building commissioning. The building electrical system is supplemented with renewable energy technology in the form of grid tied photovoltaic panels (double sided solar panels), which produce approximately 7 kilowatts of three phase power at 208 volts. The special panels both collect direct light hitting the panels, but also reflected light from the white roofing material increasing efficiency and output. B&L helped obtain grant funding for the PV installation portion of the project and provided both the bid and construction phase services on the project.