DFI completed inspection for a large academic building for the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick. This is a two-story, 30,000 sf brick building which is LEED® “Gold” certified. The project broke ground in late September 2011 and became open for use in 2013. This building has several classrooms, computer labs, faculty offices, exercise rooms, and a large multi-purpose room for the school’s Nuclear Engineering Training Program. This facility is the first LEED® project for the College of Southern Maryland, and just the second LEED® project in all of Prince Frederick. The energy efficient features are seen in both the interior and exterior of the building.
The construction of this building incorporated the use of at least 60% recycled materials and also has a controlled low-energy electric system. Skylights maximize the amount of natural light that enters the building. The parking lot includes premium spaces for hybrid and other energy efficient vehicles. DFI also oversaw the installation of a vegetative green roof for aesthetics and water treatment when it rains. The facility features state of the art IT systems with WIFI throughout the entire building.