Lexington FriendsMeeting House
After twelve years in the existing building, the congregation decided to embark on a complete renovation of the building, with a special emphasis on sustainability and indoor environmental quality. This renovation transformed a poorly constructed red-brick church into an attractive and healthy space with extensive daylighting. A previously constructed annex was demolished to facilitate a sunken courtyard that provides natural light penetration into the formerly musty and dark basement.
The interior features both re-purposed and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood throughout the worship room and social hall which contributed to 95% of construction waste being diverted from the landfill. The building is expected to achieve the maximum number of points in the reduced energy consumption credit thanks to improved spray foam insulation and a geothermal sourced multi-stage heat pump system.