December 13, 2012 – Sarasota, FL –Carlson Studio Architecture’s design earns LEED Gold Certification for the Sun-N-Fun RV Resort’s new Lifestyle Wellness Center. This project marks the 11th LEED Certification for the local architecture firm which prides itself on the development of sustainable buildings. With soaring curved wood beams and an innovative steel ‘V’ shaped column, this structure is being hailed a new landmark for contemporary Florida design.
Architectural beauty aside, the Lifestyle Wellness Center satisfies United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) certification requirements through the construction of highly insulated walls and windows for efficiency and the use of finishes with low or no volatile organic compounds. The building’s construction used over 30% recycled content, a state-of-the-art cooling system that uses the pool’s water to dehumidify the pool area, and ground water sourced geothermal for conditioning the remaining areas of the building. In addition, the building uses LED and compact fluorescent lights that are controlled by occupancy and daylight sensors.
The firm has extensive experience working in the many various LEED rating systems. With the completion of Sun-N-Fun, CSA has six certified LEED-NC projects, two certified LEED-CI projects, one certified LEED-Homes project, one certified LEED-CS project, and one certified LEED for schools project.
Carlson Studio Architecture is committed to high quality design solutions that promote commercially-viable sustainability by minimizing the consumption of materials and maximizing their reuse while protecting the environment.
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