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University of Dayton’s First LEED Project Certified

A big congratulations goes out to the University of Dayton for receiving their first LEED certified project through the U.S. Green Building Council.  The University of Dayton and GE Aviation teamed together to build the GE Aviation Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center also known as EPISCenter.  The project received LEED gold certification from the Council.  The $53 million EPISCenter Project provides high tech facilities to allow commercial and government researchers to test electrical power systems in airplanes. The 138,000-square-foot facility employs 70 research personnel.  That employment figure could grow to 200 research employees within five years.

The Kleingers Group provided civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture and zoning entitlement services on the project.  Our contribution to the LEED design included high efficiency parking stall layouts and the design of sustainable rain garden infrastructure throughout the site.  We would like to thank our fellow team members on a successful project:  Hastings & Chivetta Architects, the University of Dayton, Heapy Engineering, Shell & Meyer, and CityWide Development.

Photo Credit: GE Aviation

Beavercreek School with Sustainable, Interactive Design Elements

The recently opened Beavercreek Trebein Elementary and Coy Middle School project is a state-of-the-art educational facility showcasing many sustainable and interactive site elements incorporated into the design. The 90,000 square foot Trebein Elementary School and 175,000 square foot Coy Middle School will house 1,850 students combined.

The Kleingers Group provided the site civil engineering, surveying, and landscape design services for the project. The site features joint-use amenities such as an outdoor amphitheater and outdoor learning space. Colorful playground elements such as a rainbow trail and the color-themed playground design welcome the kids as they take a break from class.

A goal of the project was to incorporate sustainable site design principles into the final construction plans for the school project. Kleingers created numerous Bioretention opportunities throughout the site. Bioswales were located throughout the parking lot areas and other areas of the site to remove contaminants and sedimentation from stormwater runoff.

Check out a cool Prezi presentation on the new school site.