Warren High School Earns LEED® Gold Certification

By Zachary Sprunger

The new Warren High School in Vincent, Ohio, has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Schools Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Administered by the USGBC, LEED for Schools is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green schools.

Designed by Fanning Howey, an integrated architecture, interiors and engineering firm, the $27 million high school was co-funded by Warren Local Schools and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC). Sustainable strategies include:

  • A compact building design that reduce energy costs by 46 percent
  • Efficient plumbing systems that reduce water consumption by 30.4 percent
  • 7 percent of construction waste was diverted from the landfill
  • The use of low-emitting materials and chemical/pollutant control strategies to improve the indoor air quality for students.

“LEED strategies allowed us to design a building that is a better steward of taxpayer dollars,” says Jenn Fuller, AIA, project manager for Fanning Howey.

Warren High School is Fanning Howey’s 81st LEED certified K-12 school and the 392nd OFCC-funded school to earn LEED certification.