KCCM Breaks Ground on Mormon Meetinghouse in New Jersey

Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management is building a new state-of-the-art LEED-registered meetinghouse for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Englewood, New Jersey.  The news was recently posted in Architectural Record’s AR Selects: Green Blogs:

“Located just across the George Washington Bridge from upper Manhattan, the meetinghouse would be the first LEED-certified building in Englewood…The two-story, 15,000 square-foot building is slated to open early in 2014 and is being funded by tithes from Mormons around the world.  It broke ground last month and the design program includes a chapel, 16 classrooms and offices, a gym, and a 60-car underground parking garage.  Mormons typically use meetinghouses for religious services and social events.  The Englewood facility was designed by Frank Fernandez, an architect who has designed five other Mormon meetinghouses in the New York City area, including the first-ever local LDS temple across the street from Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side. Green features at the Englewood meetinghouse will include a green roof; a graywater system; advanced building systems and lighting controls; and use of recycled content and renewable building materials.”

Excerpted from Architectural Record, AR Selects: Green Blogs, October 4, 2012