Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hapy Feet Plus Gold Certification

Gold Certification for Happy Feet Plus, Clearwater

Our investment in "living green" is highlighted by our Gold LEED-certified green building in Clearwater, Florida. The 6,000 square foot retail facility was designed and constructed according to standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The facility was the first retail structure nationwide to achieve LEED "Gold" certification.

Built using sustainable and recycled materials, the building features:

  • Formed, insulated concrete walls, providing R-54 insulation (R-19 is normal)
  • Glass block and double-paned windows for insulated, natural light
  • Roof gutters collect rain water for a 5,000 gallon cistern (irrigation/toilet flushing)
  • Energy Star rated metal roof with Tectum decking, providing R-30 insulation
  • Freon-free air conditioning; ceiling fans for better air circulation
  • Drought-resistant native plants
  • Solar panels
  • Energy-efficient full-spectrum lighting
  • Crushed shell and pervious concrete parking lot
  • No-VOC paints and stains
  • Porcelain flooring with no-VOC grout
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