Fort Ticonderoga

The Deborah Clark Mars Education Center


  • Excellence in Construction – Mechanical
    Award of Merit
    Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., New Hampshire / Vermont Chapter – ABC


Bread Loaf was the construction manager for the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga. The Bread Loaf team successfully met multiple challenges on this project including coordinating construction with archaeologists who carefully documented the project, assuring that modern mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were “invisible” to the public, respecting how Mother Nature’s water, frost and vibrations from heavy equipment could turn sturdy stone walls into a fragile fortress and working with the Architect on environmental building processes to attain LEED™ Silver certification.

Green Building/Sustainable Design

  • Pending LEED™ Silver Certification
  • Extensive archaeological investigations yielded artifacts from the Revolutionary War
  • Reclamation of previously developed site
  • Reduced site disturbance, protect and restore open space
  • Reduce "heat island" effect generated by roof and non-roof surfaces
  • Well-insulated and air sealed building envelope
  • Low or no VOC emitting interior finishes
  • Certified wood
  • Overall building energy efficiency and building performance rating
  • CFC reduction in HVAC equipment
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Water conserving plumbing fixtures
  • Commissioning of building systems with verification and measurement of performance
  • Stormwater management plan
  • Indoor air quality management plan during construction and building flush-out before occupancy
  • Construction waste management plan to recycle or salvage for reuse construction waste generated on-site