The renovation will address much needed repairs, including replacing the floor of the west gym which bucked due to flooding and adding insulation to the walls and roof of the original building from 1928. It will also completely replace the south wall of the building, which cannot be rehabilitated.
Antioch will pursue a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the project, according to the college. The green building program awards points for incorporating eco-friendly material and practices into buildings’ design and construction. “The college intends to minimize the creation of construction and demolition waste and will reuse, salvage and recycle as much material as possible,” Antioch added.
The building will also receive new heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical and plumbing, according to the college.