catherine neiderer

pasadena elementary school

construction management

pasadena, md


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The following is the full report of my research done in the previous year.

Final Report


Notice below the final report is broken down by individual sections.

Report Cover


Table of Contents


Executive Summary

Introduction and Project Background


The first analysis goes over which LEED credits could have been sought to make Pasadena Elementary School a LEED Certified Building.

Analysis 1: LEED Building Certification

In the second analysis I designed a greenroof consisting of Green Roof Blocks.

Analysis 2: Greenroof Design

An alternative system of solar lights were looked at for use in the parking lot. They are examined in the third analysis.

Analysis 3: Solar Parking Lot Lights

Since Pasadena Elementary School demolished an existing building and built a new structure, it was researched what measures could have been taken and the savings that could have become if it was chosen to renovate the existing building instead.

Analysis 4: Building Reuse



Appendix A: Existing Conditions Site Plan

Appendix B: Original Project Schedule

Appendix C: LEED Credits Summary

Appendix D: Green Blocks Sedum Samples

Appendix E: Solar Lighting Product Specifications


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NOTE:   While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Catherine Neiderer. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.