It’s as green as you can get.
Overture Development Group LLC of Celebration intends to build a 130,000-square-foot office building that would be rated a ‘Platinum Building’ — tops in environmentally sensitive development — by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Conservatory, as the building would be known, is to be under construction in Celebration, in Osceola County near Walt Disney World, sometime before the end of March, with completion set for next year.
The six-story building will use 35 percent less energy than a conventional office. Features include a ‘green roof’ that will capture rainwater in cisterns for later use in toilets and the irrigation system. That water also will be used to assist in cooling the building.
Other conservation-minded and environmentally friendly measures include a parking lot of pervious concrete paving, which will allow rainwater to recharge the aquifer rather than enter storm drains or the sewer system.
Big deal Ron Rogg and Mike Phipps of CB Richard Ellis represented the seller, Professors Capital, in the sale of Lake Emma Corporate Park in Lake Mary. The complex, with 241,032 square feet of rentable space, sold for $24.95 million.