Charles H. Shaw Power House

picture6_0The Charles H. Shaw Power House is home to Henry Ford Academy: Power House High. The former Sears Power House was constructed in 1905 and provided electricity, heat and cooling for the entire 55-acre complex. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A $40 million restoration and his­toric preservation effort resulted in a LEED Platinum certified historic structure that now operates as a modern public charter high school.

Historic preservation features in­clude a restored chimney, restored windows and doors, and the reten­tion of original power generating machinery. Green features include a geothermal heating and cooling system, an overall water conservation and management system, as well as lighting controls and energy-efficient sky-lights.