Dewberry Wins Awards for Carmine Carro Community Center

For Immediate Release
Fairfax, VA | 04.05.2016

Dewberry was recognized nationally and locally with American Council of Engineering Companies Excellence Awards for LEED Gold community center.

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, was awarded a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards, as well as the Diamond Award in Building/Technology Systems in the ACEC of New York 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards program for the Carmine Carro Community Center located in Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York.

The firm provided engineering services for the 8,000-square-foot, LEED® Gold community center, including overall project management; design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection units; structural and civil engineering; obtaining LEED® Gold certification; permits and approvals for the demolition of the existing recreation center; and construction of the new community center.

The center has a vegetative roof for heat island reduction, roof photovoltaics for renewable energy, stormwater reuse for irrigation, geothermal heating and cooling, an under-floor air and heat distribution system, and displacement ventilation for optimal energy efficiency. It also includes a high-efficiency lighting system with nine kilo-watts of solar photovoltaic cells on the roof.

Named after Carmine Carro, who was dedicated to the interests of the Marine Park community, the center serves more than 85,000 residents in the area and offers fitness, nutrition, and technology classes as well as cultural activities.

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  • Front view of the new Carmine Carro Community Center designed using the latest sustainable features.
    Front view of the new Carmine Carro Community Center designed using the latest sustainable features.
  • Cathedral vaulted ceiling, ribbon glass panels and skylights provide natural lighting and interface with a state-of-the-art lighting control system for energy-efficient lighting.
    Cathedral vaulted ceiling, ribbon glass panels and skylights provide natural lighting and interface with a state-of-the-art lighting control system for energy-efficient lighting.
  • Aerial view of the 8,000-square-foot, LEED Gold Carmine Carro Community Center located in Marine Park on 798 acres in Brooklyn, New York, highlighting the vegetative roof, photovoltaic panels, and skylight.
    Aerial view of the 8,000-square-foot, LEED Gold Carmine Carro Community Center located in Marine Park on 798 acres in Brooklyn, New York, highlighting the vegetative roof, photovoltaic panels, and skylight.
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