Samuel A. Green House Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

K&A provided comprehensive A/E services for this new senior community located on a picturesque, wooded property in Elkins Park, PA. This new senior residence includes eighty-five units plus a full complement of amenities and services to support an independent lifestyle including community dining room, media room, chapel, art studio, hair salon, and wellness center for visiting physicians. The property contained several vacant, dilapidated buildings that were selectively demolished to create space for the new residence, parking, and site amenities.

The building achieved Energy Star Certification through various sustainable design features includes Energy Star labeled lighting fixtures and appliances, high efficiency HVAC systems, high-performance windows, upgraded building insulation, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, low VOC paints, recycled content materials, construction recycling practices and reuse of existing materials salvaged from the demolition of the existing buildings. Solar panels were installed to produce sufficient hot water to meet the daily needs of every resident and in all common area sinks and laundry facilities.