The Winter Olympics isn't the only place handing out medals for outstanding performance... The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that North Central Local School District's new 33,383 square foot school building project has achieved LEED Silver certification. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Envirionmental Design, sets standards for building construction and operation that will have the least negative impact on the environment and the greatest benefit to the community and the building occupants. LEED certified buildings save money for not only the school district, but also the taxpayers through the numerous environmental and energy efficiencies incorporated into the building design and construction.
Shook Touchstone, a long-time construction management joint venture between Lima-based, Touchstone CPM and Dayton-based Shook Construction, was the construction manager for the $7.1 million new building project. Shook Touchstone has performed over $1 billion in PK-12 construction work since its inception in 2007. Partnering with Shook Touchstone for the North Central Schools building project was Minster-based architectural firm, Garmann/Miller Architects.