OPP Awards

Part of our Vision in the Office of Physical Plant is to be national recognized in facilities, environmental and safety management. Detailed on this page is a list of awards OPP and projects we have worked on have received over the past few years . In addition, a list of University facilities that are LEED certified at University Park and Commonwealth Campuses is included.

2014

  • National Recycling Coalition
    • Outstanding Higher Education Award, "Best of the Best"
  • CEFP Certificate - Institutional Choice Award
  • APPA Sustainability Award
  • International District Energy Association Silver Award
  • National Institutional Award for APPA's Credentialing Program
  • STARS Gold Rating

2015

  • Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)
    • Gold Project Leadership Award - Health & Human Development Building
  • ERAPPA Chapter Champion
  • Pennsylvania  Historic Preservation and Restoration Awards
    • Construction Project Award Public & Institutional Properties - Old Main
  • Top Performer Water/Sustainable Campus Index
  • Sustainable Energy Community Leader Award
  • Grand Award for University/College Grounds Professional Grounds Management Society
  • National Institutional Award for APPA's Credentialing Program
  • Extraordinary Commitment to Veterans-Operations Game Day

2016

  • Tree Campus USA
  • U.S. Green Building Council Central Pennsylvania
    • Sustainable Leader of the Year
  • Centre County Refuse & Recycling Authority
    • Centre County Green Business Partner
  • League of American Bicyclists
    • Silver Bicycle Friendly University
  • Professional Grounds Management Society
    • Four Star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation Award

2017

  • Tree Campus USA
  • 2017 Building Excellence Award by Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania - Steidle
  • APPA Effective & Innovative Practices Award
  • Pennsylvania - Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
    • Merit Award - Child Care Center at Hort Woods
  • ABC Central PA
    • 2017 Excellence in Construction - Lorenzo Wrestling Facility Hydrotherapy Renovation

2018

  • South Hills School of Business and Technology
    • Five- Year Appreciation Award for providing an internship experience for our students
  • Centre County Refuse & Recycling Authority
    • Centre County Green Business Partner
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
    • Illumination Award - Rec Hall
  • ArbNet
    • ArbNet Accredited Arboretum, Level II - Penn State University, University Park Campus
  • Tempered Networks, Inc.
    • IBcon "Digie Award" for "Most Intelligent Building Project" in a college campus - FAS Network Group
  • Illuminating Engineering Society/Western PA Electric League
    • Innovation in Lighting and/or Controls - Rec Hall
  • Professional Grounds Management Society Green Star Awards
    • Honor Award 
  • Bee Campus USA certified affiliate
  • Athletic Business
    • Facilities of Merit - Intramural Building

 

LEED Buildings

University Park

Biobehavioral Health, Certified - 2016

Borland Building, Gold - 2009

Business Building, LEED-EB Gold - 2015

Cedar Building Renovation, Certified - 2015

Chace Hall, Certified - 2016

Child Care Center at Hort Woods, Platinum - 2014

Cooper/Hoyt Hall, Silver - 2016

Earle Hall, Silver - 2018

Ewing/Cross Hall, Silver - 2016

Forest Resources Building, Silver - 2007

Haller/Lyons Hall, Certified - 2016

Health & Human Development Building, Silver - 2016

Hibbs/Stephens Hall, Certified - 2016

IM Phase I, Gold

IM Phase 2, Silver, 2015

IM Phase 3, Silver - 2018

Lewis Katz Building, Silver - 2009 

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, Certified, 2007

Millenium Science Complex, Gold - 2013

Moore Building Addition, Certified, 2014

Moore Building Renovation, Certified, 2015

Nittany Lion Softball Park, Certified - 2012

North Frear, Silver - 2010

Pegula Ice Arena, Gold - 2015

Rec Hall Addition, Gold - 2008

Steidle, Silver - 2018

Stuart Hall, Silver - 2018

Stuckeman Family Building, Gold - 2007

University Health Services, 2010 - Silver

 

Commonwealth

Building 10,000 Residence Hall, Harrisburg, Silver - 2010

Dickinson Law School, Carlisle, Silver - 2012

Educational Activities Building, Harrisburg, Silver - 2016

Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building, Berks, Gold - 2012

Hershey Medical Center Cancer Institute, Certified - 2011

Lions Gate Apartments, Abington, Gold - 2018

Orchard Hall, Brandywine, Silver - 2018

Scranton Business Building, Scranton, Certified - 2010

Wilkes Barre Academic Commons, Wilkes Barre, Silver - 2010