Selected Award Category: Sustainability
This multi-function French Immersion Elementary school used masonry throughout the building to compliment other building materials/design elements and for increased building durability. As part of the Ohio Facility Construction Commission, this school is a USGBC LEED V3 silver certified building.
Greater than 20% Slag cement was used as a Portland cement replacement to enhance color and reduce overall costs. The use of slag cement also helped create a more sustainable building using recycled, local materials and lowered embodied life cycle assessment impacts. Slag cement was also used to lower the possibility of efflorescence since slag cement converts calcium hydroxide into tobermite gel. Additionally, the architect was able to incorporate slag to achieve the buildings desired color spectrum.
Project Team:(Owner: Ecole Kenwood School District) (Architect: Fanning Howey Associates Inc.) (Contractor: Fleshman Masonry, LTD.) (Concrete Masonry: Oberfields LLC) (Slag Cement: Votorantim St Marys Cement)