Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 16, 2011
The USGBC Charlotte Region Chapter recently presented a LEED Silver certification plaque to Flores & Associates, following the completion of the company’s corporate headquarters building on a South End brownfield redevelopment.
The 20,000-square-foot corporate headquarters building was designed by Overcash-Demmitt Architects and built by Myers & Chapman. Flores & Associates achieved LEED Silver certification under the New Construction version 2.2 rating system.
“Flores & Associates joins more than 5,000 other certified LEED projects, 200-plus of which are here in North Carolina,” noted Emily Scofield, USGBC Charlotte Region Chapter executive director. “Some of the wonderful sustainable features and aspects of this building include usage of low-emitting adhesives and paints; incorporation of recycled content materials; 92 percent diversion of construction waste from landfills; energy-efficient lighting and HVAC system; and the building’s green roof feature.”
Mario Flores, president and managing partner of Flores & Associates, a national administrator of reimbursement plans, had a vision for offices that reflect the high-tech, high-touch and modern personality of the company. Flores worked closely with the architect and contractor to incorporate green and sustainable components and processes throughout the project.
“We welcomed the opportunity to be a part of this project, and more so because it gave us a chance to demonstrate the value of sustainable design to a building owner,” said Danny Revilla, Optima Engineering, P.A. “We are very proud that this building has achieved the LEED Silver Certification, and we thank owner Mario Flores, Overcash-Demmitt Architects, and Myers and Chapman Contractors for allowing us to be a part of their team.”
“By incorporating green building practices into buildings like this, we will start to realize a stream of community productivity benefits for decades to come,” added Scofield. “We applaud Flores & Associates and the team that worked on this project for raising the bar for everyone.”
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Charlotte Region Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our region through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC is the driving force of an industry that is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product from 2009-2013. USGBC Charlotte Region Chapter leads a diverse constituency of professionals in the green building industry, as well as builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students. For more information, go to http://www.usgbccrc.org.