CRA Architects’ MM63 I-75 Rest Area project in Big Cypress, Florida achieved LEED Gold Certification for new construction.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified the rest area was designed and built using strategies to achieve high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
This Design-Build project completed for the Florida Department of Transportation features construction methods that minimize periodic maintenance and exceed the minimum material requirements to enhance durability; modern interior solutions for high efficiency and energy performance, such as daylighting and motion sensor lights; green building materials; and landscaping using native species of vegetation that require little or no irrigation.
Designing a facility that is both energy-independent and environmentally responsible is especially important for public facilities as it reduces waste and operational costs.
CRA is committed to sustainable design, and all of CRA’s projects are designed with sustainability and efficiency in mind. For a listing of our LEED certified projects, click here.
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About LEED Certification
LEED, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized mark of excellence established by the USGBC and provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.