The City of Coconut Creek is pleased to announce the construction of the new Public Works Administration Building which is scheduled for completion in early 2013. The 24,950 sq. ft. building will provide offices for the Public Works Department as well as the City’s Police Records Division. The building will also function as a “flee to” communications site for the Broward Sheriff’s Office in the event communications fail at other sites in the County. The City is pursuing LEED Silver certification for the building and, if successful, this will be the first LEED certified City owned building. LEED which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a rating system for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Certification is based upon a point system with the following levels of certification: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. After satisfying all prerequisites, credits are earned based upon proposed improvements which benefit the health of the environment and the people utilizing the building. LEED focuses on the following categories for certification:
Once completed, the building will feature high efficiency air conditioning and lighting systems, water saving fixtures and use environmentally friendly construction materials.
The Project Checklist shows the current points being attempted and the Owner Project Requirements provides more details regarding the project.