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Tour City's First LEED Certified Building

I'm not sure "solid waste" and BBQ fit well together, but the unveiling of the City's first LEED certified City building are bringing them together. Small group tours of the new City of Tallahassee Solid Waste Services Building will be conducted by the building designers, the general contractor, and the building owners, all giving their own perspective on the LEED certification and the green building process.

City of Tallahassee Tour of City Solid Waste Services Building (and BBQ) 2727 Municipal Way. Tallahassee
Thursday, November 29, 6:00pm
Sponsored by the USGBC Florida Capital Region Chapter.

RSVP 850.297.0440, tickets are $10 per person (non USGBC members) or free if you just want to go on the tour If you wish to attend the tour only, please R.S.V.P. to

An overview of the project and LEED certification process will be presented by Eve Williams, USGBC-FCRC Membership Chair.

Tour Guides:
Rolando Gutierrez, AIA, LEED AP, Architect's Perspective, a LEED Accredited Professional and a Construction Manager for this project. His personal efforts were spent on design, cost evaluation, and control, specifications writing, quality control, and guardianship of numerous LEED points in addition to observation and evaluation of the building materials and installation during the construction process, and as coordinator and first point of contact for the design team.

David Crow, LEED AP, Contractor's Perspective, responsible for researching construction materials and their components, manufacturing locations and processes. He was also responsible for all the LEED submittals during construction. He trained sub-contractors, helping them to understand their role in the LEED process and submitted all the documentation required from the contractor, for the LEED templates.

Anja DeLoach, Owner's Perspective, represented the customer, Solid Waste Services, on the green building project team and helped coordinate the reuse and recycling of construction and demolition debris, was instrumental in creating and adopting a green cleaning policy for Solid Waste Services and soliciting a green janitorial service, was active in the selection process of Greenguard Certified furniture, and will be coordinating the education component of the LEED certification required activities.

Eve C. Williams, AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager's Perspective,served as project manager for the Solid Waste Services building, and was instrumental in the LEED Certification process. Eve is active in many sustainable groups and is a founding member and current Membership Chair of the USGBC Florida Capital Region Chapter.



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