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.
|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.|
|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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