|SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Government has earned two Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative (GBI) for the Sheriff Tom Knight Support Services Facility.
The facility, which was a joint effort between Sarasota County’s Capital Projects team and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), was lauded by GBI for its commitment to sustainability practices and reducing environmental impacts. The building opened last year.
To earn Green Globes from GBI, a facility must meet certain criteria. An independent third party assessor evaluates categories such as energy and water use, site location, emissions and the indoor environment. The facility earned high marks in all of the verified building features, including the largest solar array at any county built facility.
“This is an outstanding accomplishment,” said Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis. “To be able to construct a facility that provides a valuable service to both the community and the environment is incredible. I’m proud of the work staff has done to achieve this goal.”
The facility serves as the hub for the SCSO’s Office Fleet Services. The facility also includes administration offices, property storage and other functions vital to their operations.
At nearly 43,000 square feet, the building is also designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 170 mph. It has 12 maintenance bays and six radio shop bays, and the maintenance bays can service up to 250 vehicles per day.
The new facility replaced the previous one located on Old Venice Road, which served the community for more than 38 years. The facility is located 16501 Honore Ave.
For more information call the Sarasota County Contact Center at (941) 861-5000.
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