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OMAHA NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Budget / Size: $8M / 32,092 SF

LEED Status: LEED-Schools v2007 Silver

Services: Vertegy provided LEED management for the Construction phase LEED credits under the scope of the project’s Construction Manager. LEED-related services included construction process integration, creation and implementation of construction-specific LEED project manual, and completion and submission of LEED submittal templates and documentation.

Schedule Start: March 2009
Schedule Completion: August 2010

Client Contact: Chip Vrana, Charles Vrana & Son Construction, 402.733.5200
Vertegy Contact: Thomas Taylor, Principal, 314.399.9992

Description: Vertegy served as the LEED Consultant to the project’s Construction Manager for this addition to Omaha North High School. The magnet school, which serves students in grades nine through twelve, specializes in the fields of science, engineering and technology. The four-story addition primarily consists of science classrooms and labs, but also serves the school’s media, technology and engineering programs. Specific sustainable features include the use of certified wood, with 81% of wood harvested from FSC-certified sources; a green roof, which serves as a secondary teaching space; water efficient landscaping; and recycled and regional materials.