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Paul J. Olson Elementary School

Madison, WI

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Owner: Madison Metropolitan School District
Size: 88,000 SF
Completion: August 2008
Architect / Engineer: Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc.
Awarded Silver LEED Certification

Project Description:

Paul J. Olson Elementary School was planned with sustainable design as a driving force from the project's inception. Everything from site selection through design, construction and the facility operation was carefully thought out with a goal of attaining LEED Silver certification for the project.

A few of the green building aspects of this facility are as follows: alternative transportation, site development, reflective roofing, light pollution, optimized water and energy performance, construction waste management, regional materials, certified wood, indoor air quality management, daylighting, and views. This project incorporates a geothermal heating/cooling system, and solar panels which are not only used to reduce utility costs, but also serve as a teaching aid for the students. Miron developed comprehensive waste management and indoor air quality plans, and selected regional materials to maximize the LEED credits in these areas. These efforts exceeded the minimum guidelines for LEED, which enabled the project to achieve extra credits in these areas.

“The construction of Olson Elementary School was a positive experience for school district administrators and the community. Miron provided experienced and professional staff to manage the project, completing on time and within budget. Miron’s regular communication with district staff showed their commitment to project success. The Madison Metropolitan School District, staff, parents and community are very proud of Olson Elementary School and would like to thank the employees of Miron Construction for the outstanding job.”

Doug Pearson, CEM, CFM
Director, Building Services

- Awarded Silver LEED Certification (First LEED Certified Project For Madison Metropolitan School District) Read The Paul J. Olson Elementary School LEED Profile.

- Green Building Of America Award Presented By Real Estate & Construction Review, In Business Magazine Commercial Design Award