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StoneLite® Project Spotlight: Drexel University

Stone Panels, Inc. is called upon for various projects including educational institutions all over the world. One that was recently completed was the Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) project for Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

The project incorporated over 36,000 sq. ft. of standard buff Indiana Limestone in a rainscreen application. The installation was completed in the spring of 2011 by Dale Construction. Turner Construction was the construction manager on the project.

Stone Panels, Inc. enjoys taking on college and university projects because of the way they embrace traditional materials, technological innovation, productivity improvement and environmental effectiveness.

Luckily Drexel University uses environmental best practices so working with Stone Panels, Inc. was a perfect fit. Among the many other benefits, the Stone Panels, Inc. process enables building owners to achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design) Credit 2.2 for innovative design. StoneLite® panels provide the timeless beauty of natural stone, while using the least amount of this natural resource to achieve the desired architectural and aesthetic impact. LEED certification, means that a building, home or community was designed and built  to be sustainable and energy efficient.

Stone Panels, Inc.’s StoneLite® panels can be used in a variety of applications. They can be used anywhere solid dimensional stone is used, but also in applications where dimensional stone is too heavy to be economically used. Universities are a common client for Stone Panels, Inc. but the possibilities for the use of StoneLite® Panels are endless.

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