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CSA Designed Apostolic Church breaks ground in Estero, FL

August 25th, 2013 - The Apostolic Church of Estero broke ground Sunday at their new construction site just south of Ft Myers Florida. Both Carlson Studio Architecture and CORE Construction were represented at the ceremony.

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Topics: carlson, florida, core, church, estero, ft. myers

Local AIA chapter features CSA's Sun N Fun project at annual meeting

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to tour Sarasota’s newest LEED Gold building, Sun N Fun’s Lifestyle Wellness Center. This year the Gulfcoast AIA will be hosting free tours of the project at their annual meeting. Also in attendance will be members of the Green Drinks networking group, USGBC, CSI, and GBCX members. All are welcome to attend and enjoy cocktails & hor d’oeuvres on the pool deck.

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Topics: LEED, green building, sarasota, Jedd Heap, aia, Michael Carlson, florida

Case study of Learning Gate Community School is being featured on the USGBC website

As part of its hands-on, nature-based curriculum, Learning Gate School has chosen to build all future additions to its campus in an environmentally friendly way. Learning Gate required additional classroom space for its growing student body and for this project, they chose to achieve LEED for Schools Platinum status. The students have become ambassadors for the project and have absorbed the principles within their daily routines.

This LEED project encompasses three structures connected by a covered walkway with spaces including four restrooms and ten classrooms. One classroom was set aside for green and public education and will be available for use after hours and on weekends. This classroom highlights the technical and material features of the building. more at USGBC.org
   
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Topics: usgbc, green building, LEED AP, school, tampa, architect, florida

Cancer Support Community Achieves LEED Gold Designation from U.S. Green Building Council

May 27, 2011     Sarasota, FL – When it opened last fall, the Cancer Support Community Florida Suncoast’s new facility turned heads with unique architectural elements like the reclaimed 150-year-old Florida pine entry pillars and environmentally-friendly building design.  The 11,142-square-foot building nestled on 2.2 acres of landscaped grounds surrounded by a nature preserve is home to a unique mission: providing free psycho-social support services to anyone affected by cancer.  Now the Sarasota nonprofit and those it serves have new cause for celebration: the building is the first health facility in Sarasota County to earn LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Topics: green, architecture, carlson, usgbc, wellness, cancer, LEED, Michael, Sustainable, sarasota, healthcare, award, florida

Michael Carlson elected to the Regional Council of the U.S. Green Building Council

Green architect Michael Carlson has been elected to the Florida Caribbean Regional Council of the USGBC, and will serve as the organizations Vice-Chairman.  Regional Council members are selected by each USGBC Chapter’s Board to serve in this leadership role and represent the Chapters in the region. 

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Topics: carlson, usgbc, LEED, national, board, region, florida

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