Chester County House Delegation Applauds $850,000 in Funding for a New 'Green' Emergency Training Facility
Members of the Chester County House Delegation today applauded the awarding of $850,000 in funding from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) to the Chester County Public Safety Training Foundation (PSTF) for a new LEED-certified emergency training facility.
Members of the delegation agreed that, “The new facility will be of great benefit to the people of Chester County. In addition to the obvious need for a top-notch public safety training facility, by making the building LEED-certified, the state is remaining at the forefront of national energy and design trends. This new building will most assuredly serve as a model for future projects across Pennsylvania.”
LEED stands for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, which is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance “green” buildings.
Buildings that are LEED certified have taken into consideration such things as water and energy saving measures, reduced construction waste, the selection of renewable or “green” building materials and the attention to indoor air quality.
The new emergency training facility will be located in East Fallowfield Township.
Members of the Chester County House Delegation include Reps. Art Hershey (R-13), and Stephen Barrar (R-160), Tim Hennessey (R-26), Tom Killion (R-168), Barbara McIlvaine-Smith (D-156), Duane Milne (R-167), Chris Ross (R-158), Carole Rubley (R-157), Curt Schroder (R-155).