Project to be LEED Certified, ground-breaking held during “Earth Week” to recognize the importance of sustainability
On Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at 1 p.m., Lake Mills School District, along with Miron Construction Co., Inc. and Bray Associates Architects, Inc., will hold a ceremony to break ground on an addition to, and remodeling of, the local middle school. The 62,000 SF addition and 36,000 SF remodeling project will be seeking LEED for Schools Certification. When a project attains LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, it illustrates that an independent, third party has verified that the project meets green building performance standards and expectations as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Rating Systems.
A few highlights of the event include:
* Time Capsule – Students in grades three through eight will participate by dropping a personal written comment into the time capsule. (Artifacts will then be gathered from each of the 17 advisories representing grades six through eight before the end of the year and the time capsule will then be buried upon building completion, by the marker up front.)
* Student Readers – A selection of students will share brief thoughts on the middle school.
* Groundbreaking Shovel Event – various photos will be taken, including a group photo of grades 3-5, grade 6, 7 and 8.
* Geothermal engineers will conduct an educational review with students regarding the geothermal heating system.
The Lake Mills Middle School groundbreaking will take place at 318 College Street, Lake Mills, Wis. This event is to take place on the west side of the current building. Should there be weather related concerns, events will take place in the gymnasium.
Miron representatives, Greg Douglas and John Schneider, as well as Bray Associates Architects representatives, Geoff Bray and Mark Schuchardt and Lake Mills School District representative, Dean Sanders, will be available for interviews. For more information, please contact Karen Buckoski, Red Shoes PR, Inc., at 920.574.3253.
Miron Construction Co., Inc., headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offices in Madison and Wausau, Wis., and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been providing professional construction services to clients throughout the Midwest (with an expanded geographical reach across the U.S.) for the past ninety years. Miron posted 2008 revenue of $621 million and is currently listed 152nd among all general contractors in the United States (based on sales and revenue figures for 2007) by Engineering News Record. Another industry publication, Midwest Construction, ranks Miron as Wisconsin’s largest general contractor, as well as the 16th largest contractor in the Midwest (based on revenue figures for 2008).
Miron provides construction management, design-build, and general construction services to the following markets: healthcare, commercial/office/retail, hospitality/entertainment, educational, religious, governmental/community, environmental, power/renewable fuels, food processing, pulp and paper, and industrial/manufacturing. For more information, visit http://www.miron-construction.com.