“We’ve tried to make this center reflect out organization’s missions and ideals - and strive to be a model of environmentally sensitive behaviors and practices,” said Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
For more than three decades, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis, Md., has been working to Save The Bay through resource restoration and protection, environmental advocacy, and education. The CBF’s new 32,000-square-foot headquarters facility is one of the most innovative projects that Clark Construction has ever built. The Center directly responds to Bay’s environmental issues, and the building’s systems (such as rooftop cisterns that capture rainwater for hand washing and fire suppression, active solar components that produce a portion of the building’s electricity and composting toilets that reduce nutrient pollution) make it a global model of energy conservation and sustainable building techniques. All materials used in its construction had to be made from reused or recycled materials. To date, the Philip Merrill Center has received the only platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the “greenest” office building in the United States and perhaps the world.
Clark Construction Group, LLC is headquartered in Bethesda, Md.