Gateway Bank - Sarasota
Services - LEED Certification
60,544 sq/ft $1,200,000
Gateway Bank in Sarasota, FL, wanted to make a statement that they were concerned about the community and the environment by not only using an existing structure as a base instead of totally new construction, but through the LEED certification showing that all that was done was 3rd party verified. From a financial aspect, it is expected to substantially reduce operating costs. Utility usage is projected to be reduced by more than 30.44%.
Overall, the project reduced property maintenance cost by properly choosing materials, HVAC systems and low flow fixtures that will reduce water consumption. The former bank building was converted to a new modern bank located in a very busy commercial shopping center outparcel. By taking the existing building built in 1996 and combining it with new construction techniques, they saved thousands in construction costs. The old structure was in impeccable condition this project emphasized the fact that you don't necessarily need to tear down a building to get a clean modern look and feel. Furthermore, it provides a healthy indoor air quality environment for the employees, reducing absenteeism and increasing productivity.
City National Bank
Services- LEED Certification
25,000 sq/ft $859,000
The City National Bank Building at 355 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando is the first renovation in Central Florida to receive a Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The decision to build green is made long before the first shovel of dirt is moved, before the pen is put to paper and designs are drawn. Sound building practices are passed down from one trade to another, skills are learned and techniques are modified as new products become available. In the case of City National Bank in Orlando, they had two unique structures built in 1945 and 1958 that exceeded quality construction for their time and well into the future.