Green Restoration/Renovation Senior/Assisted Living

Senior Center Earns LEED Certification

Middletown Senior Center /photo by Bryan Page, Page Photography

Hamden, CT – The Middletown Senior/Community Center has earned Silver certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The architectural, engineering, and interior design firm on the project was Silver / Petrucelli + Associates. The $5 million facility, which opened in 2015, earned 50 points across several sustainable design requirements to earn the prestigious Silver certification.

The project involved adaptive reuse of a former historic school building (c. 1929) into a 13,000sf senior/community center. In addition to restoring many of the unique details of the Georgian revival-style building, the project earned historic restoration grants and energy awards. Key to the LEED certification is a ground source heat pump installation consisting of 11 pumps.