Churchville Nature Center

Written by Dale Kemmerer on . Posted in Governmental, LEED Certifed Design

Churchville Nature Center
Bucks County, PA

Client / Owner: Bucks County – Department of Parks & Recreation


This $2,300,000 construction project is incorporating green and sustainable design features and has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. Some of the green design features include a geothermal Heating and Cooling system, daylighting controls and solar photovoltaic panels, grey water re-use, and water efficient fixtures. The project was completed in three phases:

Phase #1 – Education Hub included expanded restroom facilities, Hands on Educational Room, Live Animal Room, and Watershed Research Laboratory.

Phase #2 – Community Room to include a Lecture hall and Kitchen facilities

Phase #3 – Great Exhibit hall and welcome center will include a gift shop, office spaces, discovery and research rooms.

Date of Services: 2005 to 2015