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cArlson studio architecture

2016 LEED Certified & green project awards

14 LEED certified projects & numerous other green project awards

  • Green Building Design Experience
  • Green Building Consulting Experience
  • Honors & Awards
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Acknowledgement & Recognition

These accomplishments & awards make a statement

Sarasota Audubon Society: We Achieved "Net Zero" Energy Performance *

GREEN BUILDING DESIGN EXPERIENCE

PLATINUM CERTIFIED:

Learning Gate Community School, Lutz FL, LEED for Schools Platinum, 2010

  • Uses over 30% less energy than typical classrooms.

HGTV Green Home 2009, Tradition FL, LEED for Homes Platinum, 2009

  • Featured in 1 hour prime time HGTV show, reaching millions of viewers.

 GOLD CERTIFIED:

Sarasota Audubon Nature Center, Sarasota, FL, LEED-NC Gold, 2016

  • Net Zero Energy Project

Twin Lakes Park Offices, Sarasota FL, LEED for New Construction v2.0 Gold, 2005

  • One of the first LEED Gold certified projects in the state of Florida.

Cancer Support Community, Lakewood Ranch, LEED New Construction Gold, 2011

  • Over 90 tons of waste was diverted from the landfill during construction.

Sun N Fun Lifestyle Wellness Center, Sarasota, LEED New Construction Gold, 2012

  • Waste heat from cooling the building is used to heat the pool.

Cottonwood Cove Floating Marina, Nevada, LEED for New Construction Gold, 2013

  • First floating building to earn LEED certification.

 SILVER CERTIFIED:

Carlson Studio Architecture, Sarasota FL, LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver, 2007

  • The first LEED CI project in Sarasota and 3rd in the state of Florida.

Janie’s Garden Community Center, Sarasota, LEED for New Construction Silver, 2010

  • First Housing Authority project to achieve LEED certification in Florida.

 CERTIFIED:

Sun N Fun Housekeeping Building, Sarasota FL, LEED for New Construction, 2011

  • Demonstrates low cost LEED building practices.

Gateway Bank University Branch, Sarasota FL, LEED for New Construction, 2010

  • Uses over 36% less electricity than the Bank’s similar sized branches. Lakewood Ranch Plastic Surgery, Sarasota FL, LEED for Commercial Interiors, 2010
  • Over 50% of materials were sourced within 500 miles.
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GREEN BUILDING CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

  • Palm Avenue Parking Garage, Sarasota FL, green building consultant to the design/build team. The project earned LEED Core & Shell Gold certification, in 2012. 
  • USDA APHIS PPQ Facility, Sarasota, FL, tenant improvements, green building consultant. Energy Star and LEED-CI based lease hold improvements, 2011-2012. 
  • Sarasota National Guard, LEED-NC seeking project, consultant to construction manager for LEED certification and review of submittals.
  • University of South Florida, Sarasota, FL, LEED for Existing Buildings (EB&OM) , 2013-2014.
  • Net Zero Single Family homes, various locations, LEED for Homes seeking projects, green design consultant to the owner. 
  • Tropicana, Bradenton, FL, LEED for Existing Buildings (EB&OM) feasibility study, 2009.

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 941CEO magazine - “Defenders of the Planet Green Arrow Award”
  • 2014 AIA, Chapter Design Award - Award of Merit, Sun N Fun Lifestyle Wellness Center
  • 2013 USGBC, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter - Outstanding Project of the Year, LEED-NC, Sun N Fun Lifestyle Wellness Center
  • 2012 AIA, Chapter Design Award - Award of Merit, Palm Avenue Garage
  • 2012 USGBC, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter - Outstanding Project of the Year, LEED-CI, Lakewood Ranch Plastic Surgery
  • 2011 USGBC, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter - Outstanding Project of the Year, LEED-CI, Office of Carlson Studio Architecture
  • 2011 USGBC, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter - Outstanding Project of the Year, LEED-NC, Cancer Support Community
  • 2011 USGBC, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter - Outstanding Project of the Year, LEED-Schools, K-12 Learning Gate School
  • 2010 USGBC South Florida Chapter - First Place LEED for Homes, HGTV Green Home 2009
  • 2009 USGBC, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Chapter Leadership Award
  • 2008 Sarasota Audubon Society - The Environmental Business Award
  • 2008 Biz941 magazine - “Design Pioneer & Best Green Business in Sarasota County”
  • 2007 USGBC, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Chapter Leadership Award
  • 2007 Sarasota Chamber of Commerce - “Think Green” Small Business Award
  • 2003 Sustainable Florida/AIA Award of Merit Twin Lakes Park Project

The Twin Lakes Park Office complex was featured in the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Office Buildings, published jointly by ASHRAE, AIA, Illumination Society of North America, New Buildings Institute, and the US Department of Energy.  The guide is intended to provide a simple approach for contractors and designers who create office buildings up to 20,000 SF, in order to achieve a minimum of 30% energy savings, above code minimums. (pages 20-21) Published in

2004.

The American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Counties combined to publish Local Leaders in Sustainability: Green Incentive Trends in March of 2012.  The purpose of this national report is to assist municipal officials and policymakers that seek to develop or strengthen their own green incentives programs. The publication featured the work of Carlson Studio on pages 43-46, as examples of outstanding green buildings in Sarasota County. The publication features the Cancer Support Community and the Twin Lakes Park projects.

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