Nichols Construction Team recently broke ground on Harley School’s $3 million Chesonis Commons – a “living building” that will be dedicated to environmental education and sustainability.
The Harley School is an amazing educational organization. Their strategy starts with the ability to generate powerful ideas and insights, and to provide a creative educational experience for its students.
The “living building” will truly be one of the first of its kind in Upstate NY. Nichols Construction Team is proud to be a part of this unique project. This is our 4th major construction project in Partnership with The Harley School.
The 14,000-square-foot structure is referred to as a “living building” because it will generate its own energy, heat and cool with renewable non-toxic resources and operate efficiently using students to lead, manage operations, and its resources. Students in the building will work toward a net-zero operation in energy consumption.
The project’s Architect is Chris Costanza of 9×30 Design. Chris has lead the specification of the building’s sustainable technologies. EC4B are the mechanical engineers. Kenron and O’Connell are performing installation of the HVAC and Electrical Systems. Tom Johnson is the project’s lead designer. This Team, with inspiration and direction from the schools administration, staff and students, is creating a very innovative teaching resource.
Nichols Construction Team is leading the design-build Team through design, approvals and construction. The project is to be completed by September 2013.