SfL+a Architects Wins Triangle's Top Green Building Award
Architectural Firm Recognized By Triangle Business Journal For Commercial New Construction Project.
- Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) October 27, 2010 - SfL+a Architects (http://www.sfla.biz) has been recognized by Triangle Business Journal's Green Awards in the category of commercial new construction project with the most innovative or aggressive use of green building and/or energy efficiency features and strategies. The firm was recognized for its work on New Century International Elementary and its attached community-use West Regional Branch Library. Triangle Business Journal's Green Awards honor those in the Triangle who make efforts to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices into their businesses and their communities. SfL+a Architects was recognized among other individuals, businesses, government leaders and entities, and nonprofit organizations at an awards event on Oct. 19, at the Embassy Suites in Cary, N.C. A special focus section featuring the Green Award winners was published in Triangle Business Journal on Oct. 22.
A single-story commercial project and a 2010 Eastern NC AIA Design Award Winner, New Century International Elementary was designed to LEED Platinum standards by SfL+a Architects and is in an elite group of schools nationwide that are designing to earn an ENERGY STAR Rating of 99 or better. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
"We take great pride in being recognized by Triangle Business Journal for our work on New Century International Elementary and the West Regional Branch Library," said Robbie Ferris, president and CEO of SfL+a Architects. "It is our goal that all of the new buildings we design will reduce energy consumption by 50 percent, therefore reducing the total cost of ownership of the building by 10 percent to 15 percent. The new Century International Elementary School will generate approximately 30 percent more energy than it consumes when the solar panel installation is complete."
- Nationally recognized for its work in sustainable green architectural design, SfL+a Architects in 2008 launched Dragonfly™, a building design prototype that uses the most efficient technology available to provide a sustainable, state-of-the-art, cost-effective approach to building K-12 public school facilities. New Century International Elementary School and its attached West Regional Branch Library is the first use of this new green prototype system.
- SfL+a Architects has been recognized as the Triangle area's Best Green Architect as part of Independent Weekly's 2010 Best of the Triangle Awards. The firm is also a recipient of Triangle Business Journal's 2007 Fast 50 Award and the Cumberland County Business Council's prestigious 2007 Business of the Year Award.
- SfL+a Architects has 24 employees and works with nearly 30 percent of all public schools in North Carolina.
ABOUT SfL+a ARCHITECTS:
SfL+a Architects is a firm designed to provide state-of-the-art architectural solutions to educational institutions. Founded in 1982, the company has emerged as one of the most highly regarded architectural firms in the Southeast, offering expert services in architectural planning, design, construction, land planning and interior design. The firm has offices located in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Charlotte, N.C. The sister company of SfL+a Architects is Firstfloor K-12 Solutions, LLC, a North Carolina development company pioneering public-private partnerships to develop educational facilities. The company is comprised of talented professionals, each possessing 15-20 years of experience in banking, finance, construction and property management. For more information, visit http://www.sfla.biz.
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