We were excited to be a part of a new project with the Lake Mills Prospect Elementary School in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.
Opening for the 2014 / 2015 school year, Lake Mills Prospect Elementary School was expected to be among the most energy efficient schools in the nation. The school, originally built over 50 years ago, has been referred to as a ‘worn out building’.
According to quotes in the local paper, Lake Mills Leader, by school board president Rick Mason, “trying to maintain a building that was built 50 to 60 years ago is very costly. Part of the problem we have at Prospect are its antiquated electrical and mechanical systems,” Mason said. “They don’t provide the power and infrastructure we need.”
Turning Vanes Specified by the Project Engineers
As part of the new building project, Aero Dyne Turning Vanes were specified by engineers working on the project. The turning vanes were being installed for their unmatched performance and LEED contribution qualities.
Fredericksen Engineering, of Mequon Wisconsin, specified our turning vanes on this project. Their firm provides heating, ventilating and air conditioning design services for architects, owners, municipalities, county governments, school districts as well as consulting engineers in the fields of plumbing and electrical.
Miron Construction Company of Neenah, Wisconsin managed the project. Per a statement from their website, “K-4 students and the Lake Mills community will benefit from the new, energy-efficient, highly-sustainable two-story elementary school designed to serve approximately 600 students in a 21st-century learning environment.”
The architectural and engineering firm on the project was Eppstein Uhen Architects of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You can read a recap of their involvement with the project at their website here.
The new school building will be a beta-test for the new system of LEED. The test is much more stringent and requires builders to push the envelope when putting together designs for new buildings.