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Women's Humane Society Animal Shelter

Project Overview

This animal shelter with administrative offices, a veterinary clinic, and kennels uses recycled materials and energy-efficient systems, saving over $22,000 a year in energy-related costs.

Among the facility’s sustainability measures:
- High-efficiency mechanical system with variable-air-volume controls in each room
- Energy recovery system reclaims both sensible and latent energy from exhaust air
- 100-ton gas-fired absorption chiller
- Radiant floor heating
- Daylighting: ridge skylights and perimeter windows supply 40–90% of the building’s light
- Occupancy sensors
- Building and parking clustered to preserve wetland area for wildlife refuge

Project Owner: 
Women's Humane Society
Bensalem  Pennsylvania
United States
Submitting Architect: 
Susan Maxman Architects
Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 
24,500 square feet
Other Building Description: 

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