Five Karpinski Engineering LEED-Certified projects were included in a ranking of Ohio LEED-Certified spaces featured in the May 3 edition of Columbus Business First. Projects were ranked by total square feet.
Northmor Local School District was listed second among the top 10 K-12 LEED projects. The LEED-Silver certified, 170,000-SF project was completed in Galion, and Karpinski Engineering provided HVAC design, which consolidated all of the school district facilities into one building.
Karpinski Engineering had four projects included in Columbus Business First’s top 25 Ohio LEED-Certified spaces. First among these was 8th-place, 115,000-SF, LEED-Gold certified Calfee Halter and Griswold LLP. Karpinski Engineering provided fire protection, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology design services for this historical 1916 building in Cleveland.
Cleveland State University’s Julka Hall, the College of Education and Human Services building, was ranked 11th. Karpinski Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, technology, and security/fire safety system design for this 103,000-SF, LEED-Gold certified project. The building features a stormwater collection and dispersal system that feeds surrounding landscaping, and a high-efficiency irrigation and plumbing system was installed to reduce water consumption. Other energy conservation measures included demand-control ventilation and energy recovery from computer room heat-rejection equipment. Sustainable materials, site recycling, and the use of recycled building materials were also incorporated.
Ranked 23rd was the 51,555-SF, LEED-Silver certified Cleveland Clinic Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center. Karpinski Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology design for the facility. Energy-efficient design elements included window shades activated by natural light, low-volatile organic compound finishes, recycled and regionally-sourced materials, low-flow fixtures, LED lighting, low-voltage exit signs, and non-irrigated landscaping with native plants and bioswales.
Cleveland Clinic’s Marymount Hospital Surgery Renovation and Expansion project was ranked 25th. This LEED-Gold certified project located in Garfield Heights was 45,000 SF, and Karpinski Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, civil, plumbing, and technology design services.
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