Columbus Scioto 6-12 School
EMH&T provided a host of services for the new Alum Crest/Clearbrook School, which is a consolidation of two existing schools housing grades 6-12, specializing in education for emotionally disturbed students. Located on approximately 10 acres, the proposed 72,500 sf building and related site improvements are tracking for LEED-Gold status. To achieve this goal, the site is slated to be a “zero discharge site”. Having this distinction means that no stormwater physically leaves the premises through a pipe. EMH&T engineers designed a natural infiltration system allowing stormwater to filter through sand and gravel before discharging into the Scioto River. Since this design method is cutting edge, our engineers provided a great deal of information and worked closely with the City of Columbus and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to develop a design that meets or exceeds all city and state standards. EMH&T continues to work with the team at ODNR to develop a standardized design guideline for infiltration systems.