Each year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes individuals and organizations committed to leading local communities to a more sustainable future with its Transformation Awards, which honor nominees in the following categories:
- Community Champion
- Distinguished Achievement
- Operational Excellence
- Sustainability Energy Efficiency for New Construction
- Sustainability Energy Efficiency for Existing Building
Miron takes pride in its reputation, credibility, and leadership in the green building movement, and was recognized by the USGBC with several awards for the following projects:
St. Norbert College Gehl-Mulva Science Center Project Team
Miron served as the construction manager and LEED Project Administrator on the renovation of, and new addition to, the existing six-story, 1964 John Minahan Science Hall on the St. Norbert College campus. The LEED Gold, newly named Gehl-Mulva Science Center features 36 new laboratories, a roof-mounted photovoltaic system, vegetated roof, greenhouse, and state-of-the-art technologies. The facility has numerous high-performance systems and equipment and shares space with the Medical College of Wisconsin. The project team, including St. Norbert College, Performa, Inc., Sustainable Engineering Group, Focus on Energy, and Miron Construction Co., Inc., received the Transformation Award in the Restoration category.
Lake Mills Elementary School
This new school replaced the 1964 Prospect Elementary School (which was deconstructed after reaching the end of its useful life), and was the only K-12 school that piloted the LEED v4 Beta program. The new high-performance, 21st-century, interactive-learning environment was nominated by Eppstein Uhen Architects and received the Transformation Award in the New Construction category.
UW-Milwaukee – Innovation Accelerator
UW-Milwaukee’s Wauwatosa Innovation Park includes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in a brand new two-story building. The UWM Innovation Accelerator, awarded LEED Silver, is the first building in the UWM Innovation Park to earn LEED certification. Eppstein Uhen Architects partnered with Miron to design and build this cutting-edge facility, and also nominated this project for a Transformation Award in the New Construction category.
In addition, Miron was presented with a Design Assistance Program Trade Ally Award from Focus on Energy.
As an active member of USGBC, USGBC-Wisconsin, and a Focus on Energy Trade Ally, our team at Miron is honored to be a part of the projects that received these prestigious awards from our esteemed partners, as well as for receiving recognition from Focus on Energy, and we look forward to extending sustainable leadership to our clients.