ADG was selected by the FMPA Executive Committee as the winner of their invited design competition. This is a new Corporate Headquarters for the Florida Municipal Power Agency, a nonprofit wholesale electric power supplier. The facility incorporates administrative and meeting spaces for the numerous departments. One of the focal points of this facility is the 2,200 square foot boardroom that accommodates over 60 individuals.
The new Corporate Headquarters consists of 25,000 square feet comprising Administrative and Meeting spaces for the many departments that make up FMPA. The facility is designed to readily accommodate a 10,000 square foot addition on its 3-acre site. “Sustainable” design and building practices were initiated with Master Planning of the site, to emphasize the building’s orientation towards a dedicated natural conservation area, while also utilizing passive energy conservation strategies including solar orientation of the building for day-lighting purposes. As the concept and final design developed, technologically advanced building systems were incorporated to meet the design criteria of a highly energy-efficient facility, while maintaining low operational costs. These systems include:
- Low-E Insulated Windows: blocking heat producing infrared rays, while letting in 70% of visible light.
- Exterior Light-Shading “Fins”: providing diffused natural light into all work areas.
- Low-energy, High-efficiency indirect lighting fixtures throughout.
- North-facing roof monitors: directing non-heat gaining natural light into the central lobby.
- High-efficiency zoned HVAC systems.
FMPA’s goal of creating a forward-thinking headquarters using sustainable design and building practices was achieved. The project serves as a model for environmental stewardship by an agency working directly in the area of energy use and production.