Pocono Environmental Education and Visitor Center

Dingmans Ferry, PA

Project Details

Architect Firm: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
New Construction: Yes
Date Built: 10/01/2005
Building Type: Assembly
City: Dingmans Ferry
State: Pennsylvania
Country: USA
Square Footage: 7,750

Green or Sustainable Features:

Environmental Aspects

Through careful siting, materials selection, analysis, and design of building systems, the structure outwardly expresses the principles of green design. Because it serves as a teaching tool, the building makes many of its green building strategies apparent to visitors.

The north wall at the main entrance to the building is clad in shingles cut from reclaimed tires gathered from local sources where they had been discarded. Operable windows provide natural ventilation to the main activity space, encouraging occupants to think about their own comfort and the environmental impacts of heating and cooling. South-facing windows provide passive solar gain in the winter, lowering heating costs. Overall, the building was designed to be resource and energy efficient, both from a first-cost standpoint and from an operational one due to the tight budgetary constraints of this small environmental center.


  • COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2007
Pocono Environmental Education and Visitor Center- Drawing Wind Conditions

Pocono Environmental Education and Visitor Center- Drawing Wind Conditions

Photographer: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
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