Category Archives: LEED / Green Construction

Park [ing] Day Orlando

Swing by College Park this Friday, September 16th, and check out the pop-up parks lining the street until 7 PM. This annual event by the City of Orlando converts parking spaces along the street into miniature Parks for one day, bringing attention … Continue reading

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Central Florida Architecture Guide in Development

Scheduled for release at the end of 2016, check back here from time to time for more info on this full color book currently being compiled. The Orlando Foundation for Architecture is working hard on completing –An Architectural Guide to Central … Continue reading

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Green Parking Lot Coming to the Capen House

Improving rain water absorption on property reduces saturation in our storm water containment and mitigation systems, so there is less chance of flooding after heavy rains. The Capen House recently moved to the grounds of the Polasek Museum and Sculpture … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Loan Fund Helps Homeowners

There is a new source for Solar Energy Loans in the Orlando area.  It’s SELF: Solar and Energy Loan Fund, who expanded its operations into the Orlando Metro Region last December. Besides loans for solar energy installations, of water heaters, PV … Continue reading

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Orlando 8th Greenest City in US

A report release by NerdWallet has ranked Orlando as a great place to live if you desire an environmentally sensitive lifestyle. The consumer advocacy website based their analysis of the nation’s 150 largest cities on following criteria: Median air quality … Continue reading

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Landscaping Provides More Than Just Curb Appeal

Here is a before and after story of a property in the Audubon Park subdivision of Orlando. Ann Berendzen was the landscape consultant for the renovation and there are some creative and sustainable features to the new landscape. She submitted … Continue reading

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Debra Lupton Finalist in 2015 Women Who Mean Business

Architects have a reputation for not being very business savvy, and focused more on the object they are creating, but Debra Lupton never fit that mold. She is a finalist in the 2015 Orlando Business Journal’s: Women Who Mean Business – … Continue reading

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New Graduate Building at Adventist University of Health Sciences

HuntonBrady Architects recently completed design of a new 755,000 sf, three-story academic building for  graduate programs in nurse anesthesia, physician’s assistant, physical and occupational therapy at Adventist University of Health Sciences in Orlando. The new building is part of a modern, collegial … Continue reading

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Warner University Agriculture Complex to Break Ground

Warner University in Lake Wales is wrapping up fundraising for a new Agriculture Education Complex. This has been a two year effort to realize their dream for a hands-on learning experience in order to fully prepare the students for the agriculture workforce. … Continue reading

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Interfaith Chapel UNF, 2014 Merit Award

A competition for a difficult program, a chapel to support a variety of diverse religious practices, was held by the University of North Florida. A religious shape recognized by one faith, may be irritating for a different religious group to … Continue reading

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