Dickinson College receives LEED Gold certification on new sports facility

Posted On On: April 10, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

Harrisburg, PA, April 10, 2015 . . . The new Durden Athletic Training Center at Dickinson College, which was constructed by Alexander Building Construction Co., recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.  The sports facility was awarded a LEED Gold certification.  Gensler was the architect on the project.

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Located next to Biddle Field, the training facility provides state-of-the-art training facilities for the school’s football, lacrosse and field hockey teams.


“While originally anticipating Silver certification, we are overjoyed that the new facility has achieved LEED Gold status,” said Kristen Kostecky, Dickinson College’s Associate Vice President for Facilities Management. “Many thanks go out to Alexander’s project team, who went above and beyond to deliver a facility that exceeded our expectations.”


Alexander implemented energy-efficient practices throughout the project’s construction duration.  Most notably, the team salvaged the bricks from the demolished building to a local company in order to be resold.  Other LEED features included limiting the amount of light pollution and the use of less volatile organic compounds, such as adhesives and paint.


Features of the training facility include:

  • Locker rooms for athletes, coaches, officials and visiting teams
  • Strength-training and free-weight room
  • Sports medicine facilities
  • Laundry and equipment room
  • Meeting/event room on the upper level with an outdoor patio overlooking Biddle Field
  • Exhibition area to honor Dickinson athletics


“Assisting our clients in achieving LEED certification is one of the priorities of our construction management services,” said Rick Seitz, President of Alexander Building Construction Co.  “We were very pleased to see that the LEED Silver goal for the project was exceeded, and are proud to have helped Dickinson College achieve LEED Gold for this project.”




ABOUT ALEXANDER BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CO. AND THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES:  The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by a strong commitment to complete customer satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value.  The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.