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Cottonwood Cove earns LEED Gold certification!

April 10, 2013 – Sarasota, FL – The Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina on Lake Mohave made history this month by achieving LEED-NC LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the world’s first LEED certified floating green building. This eco-friendly marina, located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area just outside of Las Vegas, was designed by Florida’s premier green design team, Carlson Studio Architecture (CSA). CSA, based in Sarasota, was selected for this unique project because of its diverse sustainable design experience.  The project, spearheaded by the National Park Service and Forever Resorts, LLC, serves as the marina’s operations office, and is literally floating ON Lake Mohave.  This project marks the 12th LEED certified project the firm has been responsible for. 

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Topics: usgbc, LEED, gold LEED, nevada, national, Floating

Carlson Studio Architecture Designs World’s 1st Floating Green Building on Nevada’s Lake Mohav

The Cottonwood Cove Marina on Lake Mohave is registered for LEED Gold certification with the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the world’s first floating green building. This eco-friendly marina, located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area just outside of Las Vegas, was designed by Florida’s premier green design team Carlson Studio Architecture (CSA). CSA, based in Sarasota, was selected for this unique project because of its diverse sustainable design experience including eight previous LEED Certified projects.

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Topics: green, architecture, carlson, usgbc, LEED, Sustainable, nevada, national, Floating, marina

FIRST IN THE WORLD: LEED-REGISTERED FLOATING GREEN BUILDING PROJECT TO BE DEDICATED

SEARCHLIGHT, NEV. (May 2011) – The National Park Service and Forever Resorts, LLC are dedicating the first floating building project in the world to be registered for LEED® certification on Monday, June 6, at 1 p.m. at Lake Mead National Recreation Area’s Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina on Lake Mohave.  The building, which will serve as the marina’s operations office, is expected to be certified at the LEED® Gold rating.

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Topics: architecture, carlson, usgbc, LEED, Michael, Sustainable, nevada, national, Floating

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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