SARASOTA, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company (www.halfacreconstruction.com), the area’s oldest, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, was recently awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification for the company’s work on the Lockheed Martin Tallevast Remediation Facility at 1600 Tallevast Road in Tallevast, Fla.
Completed in March 2013, Halfacre Construction Company was subcontracted to design and build the $2.7 million-dollar, 14,000-square-foot building, which houses the water treatment equipment and offices.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. The certification is intended to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and utilize resources efficiently.
To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system.
About Halfacre Construction Company
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally-owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. President Jack Cox serves as president of the Suncoast Charities for Children and is an appointed member of the Probable Cause Panel of the Construction Industry Licensing Board for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information, go to www.halfacreconstruction.com.