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Health Care for the Homeless

Baltimore, MD

impacting the community, not the environment

When it comes to jobs that demonstrate both the mission and capabilities of Harkins, few fit the bill better than the Health Care for the Homeless commercial build. This 56,000-sf headquarters and clinic in downtown Baltimore provides health-related services, education, and advocacy to reduce the burdens of homelessness. In 2017 alone, the organization helped 10,000 people get closer to health and stability. Given our commitment to enriching the communities around us and providing the highest quality construction services, we were thrilled for the opportunity to build this property.

Client
Health Care for the Homeless
Architect
Kann Partners
Scope
56,000 gsf
Structural Steel

Of the numerous awards and recognition this project received, the most notable was in the category of sustainability. Originally designed to be certified LEED Silver, Harkins helped the project achieve LEED Gold certification. Accomplishing this required attention to detail, creativity, and collaboration at every stage of the project.

How Harkins Made A Difference:
  • Harkins provided a thorough review of the project specification and designated a LEED Accredited Professional to review all subcontractor submittals.
  • The Harkins team installed more than 130 water source heat pumps throughout the facility and a rooftop Energy Recovery Unit, providing the necessary air exchanges.
  • Helping this building become the first in Baltimore to earn LEED points for stormwater management, Harkins installed a large green habitat on part of the roof, complemented by a highly reflective Thermoplastic Olefin membrane on the remainder.
  • Harkins directly earned 25% of the LEED points needed and achieved a recycling rate of 85%.
The dedication and enthusiasm of the Harkins staff for our project was inspiring.

Mary Jean Herron

Former CFO
Health Care for the Homeless
Awards & Certifications

USGBC Maryland
Project of the Year – New Construction

 

Mid-Atlantic Construction Magazine
Best of 09 – Award of Merit (Small Project)

 

ABC Metro Baltimore
Awards of Excellence Merit Award – New Construction $5 – $10M

 

ULI Baltimore District Council
WaveMaker Award – 2009

 

USGBC
LEED for NC – Gold (Certified)

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