Pennswood’s $7 Million Renovation Helps Earn it Gold LEED Rating

Pennswood Village, a Quaker-directed senior living community located in Newtown, PA, was awarded an Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) Gold Rating by the US Green Building Council for its recent $7 million renovation.  The rating was given to the Barclay House, the personal care residence of Pennswood Village.

Many of the environmentally-friendly methods, materials, and techniques that were used in the Barclay House renovation will be utilized throughout construction furthering Pennsood’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

“We are so proud to have achieved a LEED® Gold Certification for the renovation of Barclay House,” said Nancy Spears, Executive Director at Pennswood Village. “In a health care setting where residents tend to be indoors 24 hours a day, environmental factors from the carpeting, paint, finishes, daylighting, green cleaning products, and especially air quality are of critical importance. We chose to invest in Green Building materials, systems, and furnishings to protect the health and safety of our residents and to provide leadership throughout the senior living community in environmental stewardship.”


The community is one of two personal care residences to receive a Gold Rating in the state and among only 75 organizations throughout the state to receive any type of LEED® Certification at according to David Fraser, Chair, Pennswood Village Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled with this accomplishment and will continue to apply what we have learned during this renovation to additional construction projects taking place throughout our campus,” he said.  “Pennswood Village could not have achieved this milestone without the commitment, creativity, and vision of our many interdisciplinary partners.”