Neenah, Wis. – Miron Construction Co., Inc.’s project, Lake Mills Middle School, was recently named to the United States Green Building Council‘s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools‘ Best of Green Schools 2011 list. In March 2011, Lake Mills became the first public school in the nation to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification.
The schools on this list range from K-12 to higher education and have been chosen for excellence in 10 categories. Criteria for this list includes various sustainability initiatives including energy conservation, green policies and more. According to the USGBC, green schools can save, on average, $100,000 per year on operating costs, use 33 percent less energy and 32 percent less water than conventionally-constructed, code-compliant schools.
“This honor represents exactly what we set out to do for the Lake Mills Area School District,” said Greg Douglas, vice president of design-build services for Miron Construction. “The District’s mission is to provide an outstanding education that inspires students to be responsible citizens and life-long learners in an ever-changing world, and that’s exactly what Miron gave them.”
Miron Construction teamed up with the district and architect Bray Associates to design an addition and renovate the existing building, creating a true example of a green school. In the Top 10 LEED for Schools projects worldwide, Lake Mills Middle School ranks number 58. In the Top 10 LEED for Schools projects in Wisconsin, Lake Mills Middle School ranks number one.
Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Miron Construction Co., Inc., recently named Builder of the Year by The Daily Reporter, as part of the publication’s 2011 Newsmakers of the Year awards program, is a forward-thinking, fast-growing private company completing work throughout the nation. Miron is currently listed 94th among all general contractors in the United States and among the top 10 (the largest Wisconsin-based) construction companies serving the Midwest by Engineering News Record (based on revenue figures for 2010). Miron provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build and general construction services and is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offices in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Negaunee, Mich., and Virginia, Minn. For more information, please visit miron-construction.com.