Neenah, Wis. –Theresa Lehma, director of sustainable services for Miron Construction Co., Inc., will be presenting at the upcoming Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA) SE2 conference: A New Focus on Green.
“Sustainability is more than a corporate driver for Miron Construction; it’s part of our culture, supported from the top-down and the bottom-up,” Lehman said. “As a member of the WGBA, it’s important for us to support its mission: to shape our future by facilitating and promoting ecologically sustainable practices within Wisconsin’s built environment.”
Lehman will present on creating high performance schools within a generation with Victoria Rydberg, environmental education consultant for the Department of Public Instruction and Jon Evans, senior mechanical engineer for Sustainable Engineering Group. This session will provide an overview of the status of high-performance sustainable schools in Wisconsin, the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Green & Healthy Schools Program, the LEED for Schools green building rating system, and strategies for integrating energy efficiency and renewable energy into the classroom. Requirements and issues that are unique to K-12 schools will be highlighted.
The session will also showcase three high performance sustainable schools: the renovation and expansion of Lake Mills Middle School (the first public school in the nation to achieve LEED for Schools Platinum certification), a school certified by the DNR Green & Healthy Schools Program and several of the Fort Atkinson School District’s student driven energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
SE2: A New Focus on Green will take place Friday, Sept. 28, from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. in “The Wisconsin Room” at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Lehman’s session runs from 3:35 – 5 p.m.
Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA) is a non-profit educational organization that serves the State of Wisconsin. WGBA is an affiliate of the US Green Building Council and represents USGBC and its programs in Wisconsin. Their members include a broad and diverse group of individuals and organizations, demonstrating the appeal of Green Building to all sectors of industry and society. They strive to bring people together in a professional network focused on sustainability, and work to promote green business activity within their member network. For more information, please visit www.wgba.shuttlepod.org.
The SE2 Award Program recognizes leadership in the energy efficient and sustainable design, construction and operation of Wisconsin commercial and other non-residential buildings and related systems. The goal of the program is to encourage greater collaboration among owners, designers, builders and operators by highlighting the value of projects that enhance the built environment.
Miron Construction Co., Inc., named 2012 Contractor of the Year by ENR Midwest, is a forward-thinking, fast-growing private company completing work throughout the nation. Miron is currently listed 115th among all general contractors in the United States and among the top 10 construction companies serving the Midwest by Engineering News Record (based on revenue figures for 2011). 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. Miron is also the Official Provider of Construction Services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field.