While Pennoni has more than 40 offices up and down the East Coast, Philadelphia is our founding location. Our office resides in Center City, and we even have a former Philadelphia Eagles player on our board of directors. So, it should be no shock that we truly value our ties to our home Philadelphia Eagles!
Pennoni recently performed Energy Star certification for the Eagles’ NovaCare Center and conducted a building tune-up for Lincoln Financial Field (high-performance pathway) to comply with the Philadelphia Building Energy Performance Program (BEPP). Commercial building energy use accounts for more than 15% of Philadelphia’s greenhouse gas emissions. To meet Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, we must reduce emissions from all sources, including our built environment. Building tune-ups will advance the savings from the Philadelphia BEPP, turning energy performance knowledge into action. On average, building tune-ups result in 10–15% annual energy savings for a building. They also provide a more comfortable space for tenants and help building owners save on utility costs.
Pennoni’s MEP and energy groups successfully took the NovaCare through the building tune-up program with the city. After verifying that all information entered into the Energy Star Portfolio Manager was accurate and conducting a building indoor environmental quality assessment using temperature, CO2, and lighting level measurements, Pennoni awarded Energy Star certification to the NovaCare Center in June.
The NovaCare Complex opened its doors in early 2001, and while it’s transformed over the years, the Philadelphia Eagles’ home remains a state-of-the-art facility. In addition to being the primary training facility of the birds, the team began using the NovaCare Complex and its three 100-yard fields as the home for Training Camp in 2013 as well!
We are so proud to be a part of making Philadelphia more sustainable and resilient. Go Birds!