Categories | Awards and Recognition

Concrete helps state’s ‘greenest building’ net award

MILLADORE, Wis. (Feb. 7, 2007) – The Stanton W. Mead Education & Visitor Center at the Mead Wildlife Area has reaped praise both documented and spoken for its innovative use of concrete.

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The Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center at the George W. Mead Wildlife Area in Milladore is a triumph in sustainable design. The primarily concrete facility, supplied by nearby County Materials, recently received a state honor for its environmentally friendly design.
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The Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center at the George W. Mead Wildlife Area in Milladore is a triumph in sustainable design. County Stone® Old World Tumbled concrete masonry (shown in pillars and supplied by nearby County Materials) helped the facility earn state recognition for its environmentally friendly design.

On Jan. 17, Gov. Jim Doyle presented project architect Tom Brown with the 2006 Excellence in Sustainable Design & Construction Award for his work on the facility. Brown has called it “probably the greenest building the state owns right now.”

The center utilizes a combination of wind, solar and geothermal energy to greatly minimize the amount of energy required to light, heat and cool the building. It employs 35,000 donated County Pavers® from County Materials, as well as 600 units of County Block® Retaining Wall system. The Marathon-based company also provided 4,500 units of County Stone® Old World Tumbled CMUs and 177 cubic yards of ready-mix concrete.

“Concrete construction products can contribute toward our goal,” Brown said. He added that he’s hoping the 6,208-square-foot facility will earn a Gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® and the LEED Green Building Rating System™.

County Materials operates 30 locations serving the Midwest. The family-owned, American company is an industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of concrete block, brick, stone, ready-mix, hollowcore, pipe, pavers, retaining walls and Aggregate Finish products for residential, commercial and municipal construction and landscaping.

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