The new building for Northeast Parent and Child Society creates a modern, energy efficient and secure environment for the students, residents and staff. The building features one security controlled central entry, (2) two story dormitory areas each with 4 individual “pods”, offices for health, counselors and administration, a common dining room, activity room and a full gymnasium. Each dormitory “pod” features (8) sleeping rooms, (2) individual bathrooms, a common TV/recreation and computer area, dining area with kitchenette, and an office for controlled supervision. The gymnasium is high school regulation size with the ability to be divided into two smaller gyms each with half basketball courts.
Northeast Parent and Child Society received a High Performance Building Plaque from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for the energy efficient measures incorporated into the new Children’s Home that will help cut its energy costs by $89,000 per year. Re4orm Architecture provided for increased R values in both wall and roof construction, an HVAC system with computerized energy management, and plumbing fixtures that reduce water usage creating a sustainable design overall.