The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that Apollo Career Center’s recent renovation and new addition project has achieved LEED Gold certification. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sets standards for building construction and operation that will have the least negative impact on the environment and the greatest benefit to the community and the building occupants. LEED certified buildings save money for not only the school district, but also the taxpayers through the numerous environmental and energy efficiencies incorporated into the building design and construction.
Shook Touchstone, a long-time construction management joint venture between Lima-based, Touchstone CPM and Dayton-based Shook Construction, was the construction manager for the $52.8 million renovation and new addition building project. Shook Touchstone has performed over $1 billion in PK-12 construction work since its inception in 2007. Partnering with Shook Touchstone for the Apollo Career Center building project was Minster based architectural firm, Garmann Miller & Associates.
Apollo officially dedicated their new and improved career technical training facility to the public in September 2016 as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. “We are proud to have played a role in Apollo’s renovation and new addition building project with this construction project achieving LEED Gold certification,” said Nate Neuenschwander, President of Touchstone CPM, “Achieving this certification demonstrates Apollo’s commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.”
LEED certification is determined by a point system, with points given for each environmentally sound construction or operational process. Achieving LEED certification requires the project design team and construction manager work to maximize the number of beneficial environmental and energy efficiency techniques incorporated into the design and construction of the project.
About Touchstone CPM
Touchstone CPM was founded in 2003 and is a professional construction planning and management firm based in Lima, Ohio. Having completed over $1.3 billion in public building projects, Touchstone CPM, a subsidiary of Tuttle Services, Inc., specializes in utilizing various project delivery methods and disciplines of construction management. Operating on a philosophy based on professional ethics and high standards, Touchstone CPM is driven to provide successful projects that include value-added intangibles, which foster long-term relationships. For more information, visit www.touchstonecpm.com.
About Shook Construction Co.
Founded in 1926, Shook Construction Co. provides construction expertise that spans the industry in size and scope. With an average revenue of $200 million, the company focuses its work in five market sectors: education, healthcare, industrial, mission critical (data centers), and water resources. Engineering News-Record ranks Shook as one of the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors.” With 250 employees, Shook serves clients in 13 states from its offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.