Temple Hall Farm Park

LEED Gold Agri-Educational Center

Leesburg, Va.

Built to LEED for New Construction guidelines, the Temple Hall Farm Park Agri-Educational Center achieved LEED Gold certification. Located on a 286-acre working farm in Loudoun County, the Center is used for public meetings, school group tours and weddings. This design-build project’s LEED features include a geothermal system, low consumption plumbing fixtures, salvaged barn lumber, FSC-certified lumber, low-VOC finishes, recycled materials and a small building footprint. At least 75% of the construction waste was recycled.

The salvaged barn lumber was recycled from a century-old 30 foot-by-40 foot barn in Conneaut, Ohio. A team of Amish workers disassembled the barn and loaded it on a tractor-trailer for Leesburg. The barn was reconstructed within the central meeting room where visitors can enjoy the texture and character of its hand-hewn timbers.

Owner: Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Architect: RKtects Studio
Size: 5,000 SF
Completed: March 2012