Putney Field House

This new 16,800 square foot structure houses a basketball court, weight room, yoga studio, ski waxing room, equipment storage, locker rooms and a social space.

The new field house features composting toilets, rainwater management, super insulation, automatic light controls, a solar summer hot water heater, and a state-of-the-art air-to- air heat exchange pump powered by sun-tracking photovoltaic cells – qualifying the project for a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Rating. It also makes this the first net-zero educational building in the nation and the largest and first nonresidential structure of its kind in Vermont.

Industry Type: K-12 Education | Green Building

Contract Type: Construction Management

Architect: Maclay Architects

Owner: The Putney School

Photos:  ©Jim Westphalen/Sally McCay


Client Testimonial

“Given that the field house was scheduled to be a “net zero” consumer of energy as well as LEED Platinum certified we knew that the design and construction of the building would require an extraordinary degree of collaboration and effort on the part of the builder. DEW was the obvious choice for the school given these criteria. Our previous experience with DEW gave us a degree of confidence, which was well deserved. From the school’s perspective we could not be happier with the personnel, attention to detail, schedule and budget we have experienced during this project.”
– Randy Smith, Chief Financial Officer, Putney School