FishHawk Tennis & Information Center
Services - LEED certification
Commitment, determination, and passion are attributes that can make up a great tennis player. They are also attributes that describe Newland Communities green building initiatives. Summary: The FishHawk Ranch Tennis Club Information Center located on the FishHawk Ranch development in Lithia, FL is the newest green building added to Newland Communities. The Club House achieved a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification while adding yet another green building to this communities portfolio of green building accomplishments.
The FishHawk Ranch Tennis Club Information Center is within the National Association of HomeBuilders 2010 Development of the Year and is also a Florida Green Building Coalition Certified Development. In achieving the LEED certification the project completed prerequisites and credits within the LEED new construction categories. The seven categories are Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation in Design, and Regional Priority. LEED projects incorporate points in all categories to give the project a more diverse energy saving perspective. A few notable points achieved in this project consist of the following. The FishHawk Ranch Tennis Club Information Center incorporated water saving measures such as non-potable water available for the irrigation system. Water saving plumbing fixtures reduced potable water use consumption by 59%. Energy savings were achieved with a HVAC system with a 16 SEER and R410A refrigerant. The windows are a low E insulated glass, with spectrally selective window tint. The sealed attic area used a R-40 spray foam insulation all influencing the total of a 20% reduction in energy usage. The project was able to divert 76% of the construction debris away from landfills and use 30% of materials for construction from within the area.