Info Tech® Announces LEED Gold Certification at Gainesville, Fla., Facility
Info Tech is the first private company in Gainesville to be awarded LEED Gold, joining only the University of Florida and City of Gainesville in this category.
Gainesville, Fla., June 19, 2019 – Info Tech®, Inc., a leader in infrastructure construction software solutions and provider of expert litigation consulting services, announced today it has been awarded LEED® Gold for its recently-constructed headquarters as established by the U.S. Green Building Council. This certification underlines Info Tech’s ongoing commitment to embracing environmental, economic and community sustainability.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, with Gold as their second highest certification. Info Tech is the first private company in Gainesville to be awarded LEED Gold, joining only the University of Florida and City of Gainesville in this category.
“Sustainability was top of mind when we built our first-owned building, so we are honored to receive Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council,” Amber McClave, Info Tech vice president of operations and chief legal officer, said. “We put a lot of effort into designing and building a green facility, and we’re proud to see that reflected as the only non-UF or City of Gainesville Gold project in our community.”
Info Tech’s LEED Gold certification was based on a number of green design, construction and operational features. Key features include:
A solar installation on the facility’s roof produces an estimated 20 percent of the building’s electricity from sunlight without producing air pollution and hazardous waste. In 2018, the installation produced 146.24 MWh – the equivalent of 227,014 pounds of CO2 emissions saved or 5,718 trees planted.
The 2,400-square foot green roof is constructed with a highly reflective material that minimizes the microclimate impact on surrounding life. Native, drought-tolerant plant species on the roof terrace are an example of the innovation LEED considers when rating a building.
Parking areas encourage green commutes by providing reserved parking for hybrids and electric vehicles and ample bicycle storage. Plus, in a development with planned Bus Rapid Transit, Info Tech is less than one mile from a RTS public transportation bus station.
Indoor environmental quality is part of the LEED assessment and 93 percent of Info Tech employees have access to outside views from their desks with 79 percent also experiencing natural daylight.
Use of low-flow fixtures reduces impact on the municipal water supply and wastewater by reducing usage by 35 percent compared to the baseline model.
Landscaping in and around the facility was designed with drought-tolerant plants to reduce the need for irrigation. Now that plants are established, they rely on precipitation to survive.
“LEED-certified buildings save energy, water and resources, which ultimately support better human health,” McClave said. “People are at the core of everything we do ‐ from our interactions with employees to customers to the community – so receiving this award helps confirm we are truly making an impact on people everywhere.”
About Info Tech, Inc.
Info Tech consists of two core businesses: Info Tech Systems and Info Tech Consulting. Info Tech Systems develops cutting-edge digital solutions to support paperless environments and e-Construction initiatives through automated infrastructure construction management and Internet bidding solutions. By involving all stakeholders, Info Tech products and services increase communication and collaboration for more effective capital program management. Info Tech Consulting provides expert statistical and econometric litigation consulting services. Info Tech is headquartered in Gainesville, Fla. For more information, visit www.infotechfl.com or www.infotechconsulting.com.