Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved funding through the High Performance Building Program to assist with costs associated with construction taking place in Montgomery County.
Be Amazing, LLC will receive a $245,835 grant to assist with the construction of a high performance Goddard School in Plymouth Meeting. The early childhood education facility will achieve LEED gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, featuring triple pane windows and doors, full sub-slab insulation, a roof insulation system to meet Passive House standards, daylight harvesting, and a high-efficiency VRF heat pump system with heat recovery. The project is expected to reduce energy consumption by an estimated 732 MBtu annually, and has a total estimated cost of $3,902,681.
“This project represents an investment into cost-effective and efficient development, energy conservation, and natural resources,” Governor Wolf said. “By integrating reduced energy consumption methods, businesses can see a measurable cost-benefit.”
The High Performance Building program provides financial assistance in the form of grants and loan funds to underwrite the cost premiums associated with the design and construction or major renovation of high performance buildings in the state.
The Goddard School is going to be built at 3023-3025 Walton Road in Plymouth Meeting. This is the property that was the subject of a controversial plan to build a crematorium in 2015. The crematorium was met with a lot of opposition and didn’t move forward.