BBL was tasked with providing a Design-Build solution to maximize energy efficiency and update exterior finishes within the short off-season. The renovation included insulated nailbase panels at the roof and walls; energy star rated, 30 year architectural shingles; a new EPDM flat roof system; new energy efficient Low E Argon awning windows; wood storefronts to complement the exterior finishes; pre-finished cement board siding and composite trims for the exterior walls; as well as mechanical upgrades such as high efficiency lamping and condensing boilers.
The Darrow School, a private preparatory school, hired BBL to renovate their Science Building into a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math facility (STEM) to reflect the mission of their sustainability initiatives. The 1950s era building is situated on the rural campus among several buildings constructed by the original Shaker community.
Since the completion of the STEM renovation project, BBL has returned to Darrow School for three additional projects including extensive renovations and improvements to the kitchen, residence bathrooms, library and health center offices.