Twin Lakes ParkEdit profile
The Twin Lakes Park Office complex is a LEED Gold Certified Building designed for Sarasota County Government and is currently the highest scoring LEED Building in Florida. The facility won the 2003 SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA / FLORIDA AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS AWARD OF MERIT.
The project demonstrates energy conservation by using 45% less energy than a new, code compliant building. This is accomplished through many features such as the use of natural daylight, sophisticated lighting control systems, a building energy management system and a high performance building envelope. The project demonstrates water consrervation by using 58% less water than a new, code compliant building. Water features include low flow fixtures,waterless urinals and a 28,000-gallon cistern. The project demonstrates new energy resources through its use of a geothermal cooling system and roof mounted photo voltaics.
This project includes programming, site planning and full architectural services to remodel an existing 17,000 SF office building and to build an additional 10,000 SF "green" building for local government. Carlson Studio Architecture was awarded the 2003 Sustainable Florida/AIA Award of Merit for the Twin Lakes Park Green Office Building. It has achieved a LEED Gold Certification.