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Bath local schools achieves LEED Gold Certification

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BATH – Bath School District is proud to announce its achievement of LEED Gold Certification in a recent LEED Certification Review Report for the Bath Elementary Construction Project. LEED is a rating system created and maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that uses several different criteria to grade building projects and their “green” initiatives, such as water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources used during the construction project, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design. LEED certification identified Bath Elementary School as a showcase example of sustainable design, demonstrating leadership in transforming the building industry. “We are proud to have played a role in Bath’s new elementary building achieving LEED Gold certification,” said Nate Neuenschwander, President of Touchstone CPM, “Achieving this certification demonstrates Bath School District’s
commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.”

The Bath School District passed a levy to build a new K-5 Elementary at 2450 Bible Road in 2012. Construction on the l 06, 524 square foot building began in June 2013, and the elementary opened its doors on January 5, 2015 to nearly 1,000 students and staff. Garmann Miller Architects and Touchstone CPM were responsible for the design and construction respectively of the Elementary School project. Gina Frick, Garmann Miller project architect added “Gold Certification is an accomplishment for all those involved on this project to be proud of. It requires sound decisions and coordination in design of a building and involves cooperation and commitment during construction to achieve any level of LEED certification and much more for Gold. We had a great team of people working on this project and it’s a wonderful building.”