Neenah, Wis. – Miron Construction Co. Inc.’s Theresa Lehman, director of sustainable services, will present at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo which runs Wednesday, Nov. 20 through Saturday, Nov. 23 in Philadelphia.
Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference dedicated to green building. Industry leaders, frontline professionals and experts who are dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, come together to share ideas and expand their knowledge.
Lehman’s session will include a dialogue among four representatives of LEED v4 Beta Projects, discussing their experience using the LEED v4 program. The session will focus on project overviews, LEED v4 program improvements, lessons learned and provide an opportunity for audience dialogue.
Lehman has become very familiar with LEED v4 program due to her involvement in the design-build team’s work on the Lake Mills Elementary School project, the only K-12 school in the LEED v4 Beta program, which includes 115 projects worldwide. Not only is this the only LEED v4 Beta project in Wisconsin, but it’s the only one in the Midwest. Miron’s design-build team implemented, tested and improved LEED v4 with the Lake Mills Elementary School project before it will officially launch at Greenbuild.
“This has enabled our team to realize that LEED v4 not only takes sustainability to the next level and continues to fulfill the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) mission of transforming the industry, but is actually more logical, more practical and yes—has more ‘meat’ behind the ‘easy’ credits,” Lehman said. “This project is going to be successful due to the project delivery process, engaging the stakeholders, and most importantly, because of the leadership of each and every stakeholder. I am incredibly honored to be part of such an amazing project and talented team of LEEDing professionals.”
Lake Mills Elementary School will be used as a live teaching tool that will enable the staff to immerse the students in a high-performance, healthy 22nd century learning environment. It is the only K-12 school where 100 percent of the staff has earned their Green Classroom Professional certificates. The Lake Mills Elementary School will open for the 2014-2015 school year.