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Kraus-Anderson to build LEED school

Kraus-Anderson Construction Company has been selected by the National Park Service to build a K-12 replacement school on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in central South Dakota.

The $36 million, 83,434-square-foot Crow Creek Tribal School in Stephan, S.D., is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will be constructed through the National Park Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The project will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver status from the U.S. Green Building Council's Green Building Rating System.

Preconstruction started May 7 and the project is expected to be completed by December 2012.

Kraus-Anderson has served more than 60 different units of government in the past five years including federal, state, county and city, in 154 projects totaling more than $650 million in construction. The company has worked for 32 U.S. tribes, completing 17 school projects. Multiple projects have been completed for 15 tribes.

Kraus-Anderson has been ranked consistently among the top Green Contractors in the United States by Engineering News Record and has been involved in sustainable design and construction for 20 years. The company has been involved in dozens of LEED projects.

Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson is headquartered in Minneapolis.