High Performance Approaches. It’s What Makes Us, Us.
High Performance Approaches
Key to our design is the goal of high performance. Pathfinder continues to be at the forefront in transforming the way buildings are designed, balancing environmental soundness with social and economic considerations.
Appealing, Functional, Sustainable. It’s What Makes Us, Us.
Achieving Owner Requirements, Every Step of the Way. It’s What Makes Us, Us.
Optimizing Building Efficiency. It’s What Makes Us, Us.
Binghamton City School District
Pathfinder provided enhanced energy modeling and NYSERDA Technical Assistance for New Construction for a new 120,000 sq. ft. school building, serving grades pre-K - 5. The District set a goal to achieve Net Zero for the building, which includes classrooms, administrative offices, cafeteria, kitchen and gymnasium.
The modeled site EUI was 22 kBtu/ft2-yr without PV and 10 kBtu/ft2-yr including the 419 kW PV system. LEED modeling showed 82% energy savings (including a PV system) and 83% energy cost savings. The project should receive the maximum 19 points for EAc1 Optimized Energy Performance and 7 points for EAc2 On-Site Renewable Energy.