Chico’s National Store Support Center in Fort Myers Certified by FGBC
Building 10 on Chico’s National Store Support Center campus in Fort Myers, Fla. has been awarded the Florida Green Commercial Building designation by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) after it successfully met the sustainability standards established in the FGBC Florida Green Commercial Building Certification program. With a score of 130 points, Chico’s Building 10 received the bronze level certification on June 21, 2013. The designation represents achievements in a number of categories, such as energy efficiency, water conservation, site preservation, indoor air quality, materials, and durability, including disaster mitigation.
Architectural services and FGBC Certification documentation for Chico’s National Store Support Center were provided by GMA Architects and Planners of Fort Myers who have been serving the needs of Chico’s on their 60 acre campus since designing their World Headquarters Building over 15 years ago. GMA has been a continuous member of the Florida Green Building Coalition since FGBC was formed in 2000. At the time, GMA employee Rob Andrys served as the first FGBC Vice President in 2001. Site design was by Hole, Montes & Associates, with Theresa Artuso providing the Landscape Architecture. HOK Architects Tampa office provided interior space planning and design services, Balfour Beatty Construction was the Construction Manager.
Some of the unique, innovative green strategies utilized by Chico’s include: