Energy

  • Energy use was reduced by 41% above the state building code.
  • Occupancy sensors were implemented for lighting control.
  • High-efficiency lighting, primarily LED, was used throughout the inside and outside of the building to reduce energy use significantly.
  • Optimal operation of HVAC, lighting and plumbing equipment was ensured through basic commissioning and testing.

Water

  • Drought-tolerant landscaping and non-invasive plants were installed, and the landscape design included reduced turf to require less irrigation.
  • Rain sensors were Installed and verified to control irrigation levels.
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures were installed in water closets, urinals and lavatories.

Site

  • Erosion Sedimentation Control and Stormwater Pollution Prevention measures were implemented and monitored throughout construction.
  • A Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) certified professional was assigned to monitor the site during construction.
  • Crews constructed the building with a white reflective roof to reduce the heat island effect and energy consumption.
  • Exterior lighting fixtures were installed to reduce light pollution in the sky by shining only down on the property.

Health

  • Formaldehyde-free insulation was used throughout the building.
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management best practices for construction were followed to reduce interior contaminants.
  • The floor layout design allows office staff to have a view of the outdoors.

Disaster Mitigation

  • All windows have impact glazing for hurricane protection.
  • The finished floor elevation was raised, and mechanical equipment was placed on the roof to protect the facility from flooding.
  • Fire-resistant tilt-up concrete walls were installed.