Northland Pines High School Earns Environmental Rating
Location: Eagle River, WI Designer: Jody Andres, of Hoffman LLC in Appleton, WI Products Used: Heritage Collection® Designer Concrete Brick (Qty. 137,500) - Premium Bisque and Cinnabar splitface masonry units (Qty - 33,700) - Premium Bisque
Sustainable high school as good as ‘gold’
EAGLE RIVER – There’s gold in the northwoods of Wisconsin, and it exists in the Gold rating bestowed upon Northland Pines High School for its adherence to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.
The U.S. Green Building Council and the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance presented the Award of Merit to the school, which opened in 2006 for 600 students, at the Wisconsin Sustainability & Energy Efficient Leadership Awards Conference.
County Materials supplied 137,500 units of Heritage Collection® Designer Concrete Brick in Premium Bisque and Cinnabar, and 33,700 units of splitface masonry units, also in Premium Bisque. The $28.8 million, 253,000-square-foot facility is the first public high school in the country to earn a LEED Gold rating. It also is the highest-rated school in the country and is the first K-12 facility in Wisconsin to earn a LEED certification.
Designer Jody Andres, of Hoffman LLC in Appleton, chose concrete masonry in part because its local availability contributed to the points needed for the Gold certification. The school is designed to save 40 percent over code as a result of this environmental diligence. And it met its stringent requirements at a cost per square foot 23 percent below the industry average, Andres said.