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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
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Topics: usgbc, green building, LEED AP, school, tampa, architect, florida

Students Learn “Real Life” Environmental Lessons in Green Classrooms

August 16, 2010 (Sarasota, FL)  Learning Gate Community School, a charter school in Hillsborough County with a curriculum that emphasizes nature, agriculture and environmental responsibility, became the first public school in the United States to earn LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  The project, 3 new buildings, consisting of 10 classrooms and an 8,000-square-foot addition to the middle school campus, was designed by Carlson Studio Architecture.

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Topics: architecture, carlson, usgbc, LEED, school, award, tampa, heap, platinum, Announcements

Carlson Studio Architecture & Eco-Consulting is the only firm in the region to have six projects successfully achieve LEED Certification.

Carlson Studio Architecture & Eco-Consulting is the only firm in the region to have six projects successfully achieve LEED Certification. What does that mean for you? Letting someone else learn the ropes at your expense is costly.  Carlson Studio Architecture delivers your new green building or green renovation on time and on budget without drama!
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Topics: green, architecture, usgbc, LEED, sarasota, community center, tampa, LEED-CI

Gulfcoast Business Review Features Gateway Bank's LEED certified project

In the current issue of the Gulfcoast Business Review, Carlson Studio's Gateway Bank renovation is featured as one of the 1st LEED certified banks in Florida.

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Topics: LEED, Michael, sarasota, renovation, award, tampa, bank

Carlson Studio Architecture has been asked present their body of work to the Tampa Bay AIA Chapter

Michael Carlson, AIA, LEED AP & Jedd W. Heap, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP will present several of the firms LEED certified projects and discuss the philosophies behind each project's design and environmental integration.

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Topics: green, carlson, LEED, Michael, sarasota, studio, jedd, aia, tampa, heap

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