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LEED BD+C: Schools v3 - LEED 2009

Apollo Career Center

3325 Shawnee Road
Lima, OH 45806
United States
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LEED Gold 2017

We began Apollo’s $53 million renovation and expansion project in the summer of 2014 and it was completed in the fall of 2017. The project was co-funded through the Ohio School Facilities Association. Our key partners included Touchstone Construction Management, Garmann/Miller Architects, Peterson Construction (General), and 22 other vendors that were on site throughout the seven-stage project.

Apollo Career Center provides educational and career-oriented programs and training to junior and senior students. Our high school population runs around 700 students. Our Adult Education offers a wide range of affordable long and short-term programs for all industries. We offer students one-on-one attention, real-world experience and an all-inclusive culture that fosters career success for years to come. The 610 square mile district encompasses 11 high schools and all or part of 5 counties. Apollo was originally constructed in 1976 and was in great need of additional space, technical/mechanical/electrical/infrastructure/lighting upgrades, and systems that would be much more energy efficient.

There are many things to go into achieving LEED Gold certification, too many to list here. Some of the highlights of our project that led to the LEED certification: Rainwater harvesting, LED/high efficiency fluorescent lighting, high efficiency mechanical/HVAC/roofing/direct digital temperature/lighting controls systems, day/night, occupied/unoccupied zone control, enhanced commissioning, water use reduction processes, and a focus on indoor air quality and recycling.

We nearly doubled the size of our facilities through this project, the entire infrastructure was replaced, we have mostly new equipment for our trade programs, and we now have facilities that are very conducive to student learning. Three years is a long time for our staff and students to have the noise and dirt associated with construction but everyone remained focused on the goal of having a beautiful new school that would be a resource to our community. The end product was well worth the difficulties.

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Project details
Size
224,015 sf
Certified
28 Mar 2017
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