Hunter Roberts’ commitment to environmentally sound design review and construction practices are an integral component of our corporate culture. With an ever-expanding list of both LEED-Accredited professionals and LEED-Certified projects, Hunter Roberts is rapidly becoming one of the industry’s leading Green builders.

We have established a multi-step approach to ensure a project seeking LEED certification meets its desired sustainability goals. Our knowledgeable staff works to identify all green design options and materials during the pre-construction phase, and use the information to develop a Green Action Plan, which comprehensively manages all documentation required as part of the LEED application submittal.

Hunter Roberts has provided, and continues to provide, LEED expertise on many projects seeking LEED Certification from the United States Green Building Council. These projects span a variety of market sectors and include hotels, primary schools, luxury residential buildings, and commercial spaces. Examples of our LEED experience include Georgian Court University’s Wellness Center (LEED Gold), UPENN George A. Weiss Pavilion (LEED Gold), One Jackson Square condominiums (LEED Silver), BBC Worldwide Office Fit-Out (LEED Certified), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Harrison, NY (LEED Gold), The Willow Hotel (LEED Gold), and Rutgers University’s New Livingston Dormitories (LEED Certified).

Hunter Roberts was the Prime General Contractor and managed all other contractors for the 116,000-SF renovation and 140,000-SF addition to Pearson and McGonigle Halls, a 225,000-SF recreation, administrative, and educational facility originally built in 1968. The $50 million project included all new mechanical equipment, a new building façade, four additional exterior stair towers, new entry storefront, new lighting and ceiling fixtures, new Kinesiology Suite and juice bar, and associated rooms and utilities.

The LEED process for Pearson-McGonigle Halls was unique in that LEED analysis and tracking was limited to and required of only the 140,000-SF overbuild addition. In the spirit of a sustainable project, Hunter Roberts was responsible for the installation of storm water retention takes in an abandoned diving pool that, ultimately, became a new lecture hall. The retention tanks hold rainwater before discharging it to the City of Philadelphia’s combined storm / sewer system to mitigate adding storm water during peak flow periods. This feature was considered in the LEED analysis as an achievement in design feature.

In addition to the storm water retention tank, Hunter Roberts implemented the following features:

  • Construction Activity Pollution Prevention: all storm water inlets were covered with a filter fabric to prevent dirt and debris from entering the city system;
  • Established and met goals to recycle 75% of the waste material and divert it from landfills;
  • Ensured more than 50% of the wood materials were Forest Stewardship Council-certified;
  • Finish materials for paints and coatings, flooring systems, composite wood and agrifiber products were all Low
  • Emitting Materials and were installed with Low-E adhesives and sealants; and
  • All large lighted areas have efficiency controls and small rooms have motion-sensitive detectors