The Sarasota Audubon Society - Celery Fields Nature Center
This new Visitor Education Center for the Sarasota Audubon Society serves as a lecture hall/classroom and office facility.
The project consisted of a new 5,918 SF structure comprised of insulated concrete form (ICF), timber framed porch and overhangs, pre-engineered wood trusses, metal roofing, spray polyurethane foam insulation, T&G wood ceilings and typical finishes. The project is located at the Celery Fields Park in Sarasota County.
This facility achieved USGBC LEED Silver Certification.
In 2018 the Sarasota Audubon Society Nature Center earned a Zero Net Energy Building Certification from the New Buildings Institute. Zero net energy buildings are ultra-efficient new construction and retrofit projects that consume only as much energy as they produce from clean, renewable resources.