Net Zero Energy Headquarters Breaks Ground
Contact: Lou Gerics, AIA 919 832 6303
919 772 8548
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, September 30, 2014 –
Located in Garner, North Carolina, the new headquarters building for Foster Lake and Pond Management, promises to be one of the State’s few net-zero energy buildings. Designed by the Raleigh architectural firm, Innovative Design, the new facility will accommodate the offices, retail space and operations center for the growing company that manages lakes, ponds and stormwater devices for businesses, golf courses, subdivisions and developments throughout North Carolina.
A roof-integrated photovoltaic system will be implemented in the building in order to offset all of the energy demand not fulfilled through energy-efficiency, geothermal heating and cooling, daylighting, and passive solar strategies incorporated in the design. Johnny Foster, in emphasizing his company’s focus on sustainable approaches to lake, pond and stormwater management, points out that “a high priority was also placed upon implementing bio-swales and a constructed wetland with aquatic plants in order to greatly reduce the pollutants typically associated with rainwater runoff. We wanted to create a building that clearly shows our clients and neighbors our commitment to sustainable practices.”
Project architect, Lou Gerics with Innovative Design, stated “the real challenge was producing a net-zero energy building with numerous green design features and still getting it within budget. It shows that you can have a great sustainable design and still respect the pocketbook.”
Innovative Design was founded in 1977 and since its inception has focused on creating energy-efficient, environmentally sensitive architecture. Over the past 37 years our 4,755 green buildings have collectively saved our clients $139 million in energy bills, reduced their city water consumption by 295 million gallons and reduced peak utility demands by the equivalent of a 127 megawatt power plant.
Foster Lake & Pond Management provides the full range of lake, pond and stormwater BMP services and products. These include: construction, repairs, maintenance, certified inspections, fish stocking, fisheries management, lake mapping, vegetation management, docks, fountains and aeration.
We have provided aquatic and stormwater solutions to our North Carolina customers for 30 years. Call us at: 919-772-8548 or visit: www.FosterLake.com.