Owen-Ames-Kimball Company achieves LEED Platinum Certification for Archbold Biological Station construction
Project is one of only 12 commercial buildings in Florida to receive this designation,
the highest possible green building rating
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Mar. 7, 2012) – The Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) construction team has achieved LEED® Platinum Certification for construction of the Archbold Biological Station’s Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center and Adrian Archbold Lodge. Located inVenus,Fla., the Archbold Biological Station is Florida’s renowned center for ecological research, conservation and education. The project is one of only 12 commercial buildings in Florida to receive the platinum designation, the highest possible green building rating granted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
LEED, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. To achieve LEEDcertification, the design team and the construction manager work together to accomplish design and construction practices and guidelines provided by the USGBC. Certain criteria must be met and points are assigned in the following categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation and Design Process.
“This project serves as a world-class showcase of green design and construction and
O-A-K is very proud to be part of the team that achieved the LEED Platinum designation,” said Dave Dale, president, Owen-Ames-Kimball. “As a company, it’s our third such Platinum designation, but it’s our first inFlorida. This project required a lot of learning on the part of many sub-contractors, with great attention to detail. All of us are delighted that the hard work paid off handsomely with LEED Platinum certification.”
The O-A-K project team was led by Tom Misotti, LEED AP BD & C, project manager, Jay Zwack and Gene Carr were the job site superintendents, and Frank Bell supported the project as general superintendent. The Fort Myers firm, Parker, Mudgett, Smith, Architects, Inc. was responsible for the architectural design. TLC Engineering was responsible for the design of energy and water conservation systems as it related to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build and construction management services in southwest Florida since 1982. The company has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlottecounties. Learn more about O-A-K at www.owen-ames-kimball.com, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Builder1982 .
Suzanne Maurice, Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-561-4141