Pennoni Project Receives Stormwater Pioneer Recognition

Pennoni Project Receives Stormwater Pioneer Recognition

A few months ago, Engineering News-Record (ENR) named The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care "Best of the Best Health Care Project" in the nation and now, the City of Philadelphia has recognized CHOP as a Stormwater Pioneer. Pennoni provided civil engineering, survey, and transportation engineering services for the project.

CHOP Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care is the third Stormwater Pioneer to be named by the Philadelphia Water Department, honored for the unique approach taken in the design process which met the Water Department’s stormwater management requirements. The building includes a 12-story ambulatory care center and a 1500 car garage that sits entirely below grade. The site integrates stormwater features including storage tanks, water quality devices, and green roofs that blend into the landscaping and outdoor respite areas to create a relaxing and safe environment for patients and families. For more information on our stormwater work or emergency services projects, please visit

The most recent previous recipient of the Stormwater Pioneer title is Popi’s Restaurant, for inclusion of rain gardens to protect the environment that has been previously polluted. Also by doing the latter, Popi’s saves money on their water bill while providing a cleaner river in the city of Philadelphia.

About the Stormwater Pioneers: Philadelphia Water

The Stormwater Pioneers program recognizes the best in stormwater management on private property. The selected projects demonstrate innovation, excellence, the ability to overcome technical challenges and a true dedication by the property owners, developers and designers to improving the environment and reducing stormwater runoff. Visit more information.