Miami University School of Business Achieves LEED-NC Silver Certification Goal

As the LEED Consultant and Mechanical-Electrical Systems Design Engineer for the project, Heapy Engineering congratulates Miami University on its new 210,000 SF Richard T. Farmer School of Business, achieving the school's goal of LEED-NC Silver certification.

The US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Rating System is a third-party program that measures how well a building has met nationally benchmarked standards of sustainability related to energy efficiency, people comfort and environmental responsibility.

The Farmer School of Business building’s key sustainable features include: energy efficient Mechanical-Electrical systems, maximized use of natural light (and daylight dimming controls throughout), over 80% of project waste was diverted from landfills, water use reduction through the installation of low-flow flush valves and fixtures and the utilization of a fully-integrated green cleaning program to improve the health and safety of the indoor environment through the responsible use of the latest in green cleaning technology and practices.

The Miami University project team consisted of: Robert A.M. Stern, Design Architect; Moody Nolan, Architect of Record & Civil Engineer and Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk, Structural Engineering.  In addition, Heapy Engineering provided LEED Consulting and Mechanical-Electrical Systems Design Engineering.

Heapy Engineering headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, also has offices in Lawrenceburg and Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio.  Heapy Engineering provides Mechanical-Electrical-Technology Systems Design Services, LEED and Energy Consulting Services and Building Commissioning Services.  Heapy Engineering has been in business for 65 years, and is ranked as a top 100 Green Design Firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine, is ranked as the 45th largest Engineering Design firm in Consulting Specifying Magazine’s 2009 MEP Giants and is ranked 7th nationally for Building Commissioning by Consulting Specifying Engineering Magazine.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for the nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.  USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED grenn building certification program, robust education offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & expo and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.


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