Glen Hills Middle School (Submitted by Transwestern) – Existing Buildings Award of Merit.
The Glendale facility was built in 1971 and has undergone significant changes to increase its efficiency. Exceptional features include:
· Extensive commissioning performed
· 26-point increase in its ENERGY STAR® rating to 92
· Waste reduction and recycling program geared towards students
· No irrigation used in maintaining landscaping and grass turf fields
· Awarded LEED® Gold in April 2013
“The Se2 Award, now in its 10th year, aims to encourage greater collaboration among owners, designers, builders and operators by highlighting the value of projects that enhance the built environment,” said Nick Mueller, WGBA board president and a project manager with The Boldt Company in Appleton.
The competition originally was established in a joint effort between Focus on Energy, WGBA, AIA Wisconsin, Energy Center of Wisconsin, ASHRAE Wisconsin, and IES-Milwaukee/Madison. The 2013 Se2 Awards are sponsored by WGBA and Focus on Energy. Award judges included James Benya, PE, FIES, IALD, LC – Principal of Benya Lighting Design, West Linn, Ore; Donald J. McLauchlan, PE, C.E.M., LEED AP – Principal of Elara Energy Services, Inc., Chicago, Ill.; and William Sturm, AIA – Principal of Serena Sturm Architects, Chicago, Ill. The awards process was facilitated by Drew Dillmann – Special Projects Coordinator of WGBA, and Fred Dreher, PE - VP Client Services at Franklin Energy Services.
Tickets for the Se2 Conference cost WGBA members $99, non-members – $149 and students – $49. In honor of the event’s 10th anniversary, non-members will receive a one-year individual WGBA membership with conference registration. Registration and more details are available at www.wgba.org. Booth exhibitor reservation information is available at http://bit.ly/Se2exreg. Conference sponsors include The Boldt Company, Energy Center of Wisconsin, Focus on Energy, GRAEF, HGA, Hanging Gardens, Insight Publications, Johnson Controls, Kohler Company, Madison Environmental Group, Siemens, Sustainable Engineering Group, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WasteCap Resource Solutions, We Energies, and Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.