To meet the rising demand of public schooling, London City Schools embarked on a large project to upgrade the school system’s infrastructure. London City Schools sought funding from Ohio Schools Construction Commission (OFCC) to fund the new 85,000 square foot middle school. OFCC requires a minimum of LEED silver certification for any school built with their funds.
With very little experience in the construction and operation of high performance schools, London City Schools engaged external expertise to achieve just that. The energy team worked with the school team to identify realistic energy efficiency and sustainability goals. Multiple solutions were analyzed to achieve these goals in a way that was both cost effective and operationally beneficial in the long-term.
The energy team worked with the design and construction teams to ensure the inclusion of energy efficient measures in the design, and later the construction of the building. EA Energy’s commissioning team also reviewed the design documents for any potential construction or operational issues.
Through extensive analysis and constant supervision by the energy team, London Middle School was able to exceed their energy efficiency and sustainability schools, and they achieved LEED Platinum (the first in Ohio!) while staying within their construction budget. The commissioning team was able to identify some issues during construction that led to immediate resolution before the school opened, avoiding any unnecessary energy expenses or any student/teacher discomfort.