SRC on First Coast Connect with WJCT this morning!

Thanks WJCT, First Coast Connect, and especially Melissa Ross for having us on this morning to talk about the SRC!

If you missed it, go to, click on Wed under First Coast Connect, and scroll to the time stamp: 27 minutes and 8 seconds (27:08).


December 21, 2011 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

Please Consider a Year-End Tax Deductible Donation to the SRC — No donation is too small

 3 Easy Ways to Donate

  • Personal Donation
    • Benefits: 2011 tax deductible, receive recognition such as name engraved on sidewalk outside the Center, and feel good in helping your community move forward in a concrete, visible, and long term manner
  • Donation in honor/in memory of a loved one
    • Benefits: receive an instant printable certificate to gift someone during the holidays (makes a great stocking stuffer!), 2011 tax deductible, person will receive recognition such as name engraved on sidewalk outside the Center, and you will feel good making a close one happy and in personally helping your community move forward in a concrete, visible, and long term manner
  • Company Donation or Sponsorship
    • Benefits: Enhance your brand, receive extensive exposure, join other sustainable leaders on the “who’s who in sustainability in NE Florida” wall in the SRC, year-end tax deductible donation, visible recognition, and feel great about being a part of an incredible undertaking that will positively impact future generations to come.
    • Types of Donations
      • Company year-end tax monetary deductible donation
      • Employee matching – encourage employees to give and match their total contribution (Contact Sarah Boren for sample email)
      • In-kind product or service to help build the SRC (Sample letter)
    •  Types of Sponsorship Opportunities
      • SRC Legacy space – sponsor a space within the SRC and receive naming rights of that space, the tremendous publicity and frequent mentions of your company’s name, and all the benefits from the equivalent level of the donation package (Details)
      • Sponsor a table and attend the USGBC NF Annual Awards Gala on January 26, 2012 – all proceeds go to the SRC (Additional sponsorship opportunities)

Thank you in advance for your support and helping make this Center a valuable asset for everyone in the community!  We could not do it without you!

The SRC Team

December 20, 2011 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Check out — front page coverage of the SRC

Thanks MetroJax!

December 14, 2011 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Busy day today for the SRC

Hi!  Lots going on regarding the SRC today:

  • Thanks ULI NF for letting us say a few words about the SRC!  Corie Baker with Pond & Company and pro-bono architect on the SRC, did a great 5 minute pre-presentation on the SRC at a Urban Land Institute North Florida (ULI NF) breakfast this morning.  ULI NF had a fantastic presentation on how the built environment ties into health and sustainable communities with presenters Dawn Emerick, CEO, Health Planning Council of NE FL and Christopher Overdorf, Principal, ELM.
  • Informational presentation on the SRC to the Downtown Development Review Board today at 2pm at the JEDC.  Anyone welcome.
  • SRC Systems Huddle Group Meeting today at 3pm at TLC.  Anyone is welcome to come who is interested in helping with designing the best systems for the SRC such as mechanical, controls, lighting, technology/smart building, solar, wind, plug load/equipment needs (computers, kitchen appliances, AV, LED displays, etc.), and more.
  • Updated image of front of SRC — WOW, doesn’t that look amazing!  What a wonderful asset to have downtown, two doors down from City Hall.  Let’s make this wonderful project a reality!  Please consider making a donation or sponsoring a space by clicking on the cute shiny sun on the right now.

December 8, 2011 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

SRC Streetscape Rendering

Check out the first rendering of the SRC exterior!  Thanks Allan Iosue (Pond & Company), Kevin Songer (Metro Verde), Bob Chabot (Jax Zoo), Catherine Burkee (Breaking Ground Contracting), Kevin Bennett (Emerging Professional), and Mercelin Etienne (UNF Construction Management Student) for your terrific ideas!

November 25, 2011 at 10:00 am 2 comments

HUGE Thanks

It is apropos given the time of year to relay a GINORMOUS THANKS (yes…ginormous is now an official dictionary word) to all those individuals and companies who were the first believe in and to step up to donate their time, products, and expertise to help with the SRC!

We want to specifically shout out to:

  • Individuals:
    • Corie Baker, Architect and Former USGBC NF Board Member, Pond & Company
    • Mark Gelfo, Engineer and President, USGBC NF Board, TLC Engineering for Architecture
    • Tom Goldsbury, COJ and Treasurer, USGBC NF Board
    • Rob Riva, Attorney and USGBC NF Board Member, Holland & Knight
    • Ellen Reed, Immediate Past President, USGBC NF Board, ELR Consulting Group
    • Eric Hickox, Director of Pre-Construction, Auld & White Constructors
    • Jose Cardenas, Architect, Hota Design
    • Allan Iosue, StreetScape Design, Pond & Company
    • Kevin Songer, Green Living Wall, Metro Verde
    • Bob Chabot, Green Living Wall & StreetScape, Jax Zoo
    • Catherine Burkee, Education Ideas, Breaking Ground Contracting
    • Melanie DeMasi, IFS Business Services
    • Joann Leisher — PR and marketing services
    • Tony Turrin, UNF
    • Dan Fulmer, FulTech Solutions
  • Companies
    • JSA, Inc. — donated Corie Baker’s initial SRC design time
    • Holland & Knight — donated legal services to negotiate lease with COJ
    • TLC Engineering for Architecture — donating all engineering and LEED administration
    • ELR Consulting Group — creation of SRC logo
    • Pond & Company — donating Corie Baker’s design and coordination time
    • Auld & White Constructors — donating all construction management
    • Titan America (Greg Tenuta) — concrete
    • InterfaceFLOR (Ron Titus) — carpet
    • Certified Control Systems (Ernie Alton) — HVAC controls
    • Coastal Recycling Services (Charles Latham) — recycling C&D
    • Color Wheel (Brittany Humphrey) — paint
    • AXIA Public Relations — SRC PR
    • ELAD Group (Lori Thomas) — salvaged items from AT&T renovation
    • Shaw Contract Group (Rebecca Shaw) — carpet
    • GreenScape (Anna Dooley)
    • FulTech Solutions (Dan Fulmer, Tim Miller) — green electronics (basically making sure all systems talk to each other!)

WOW!  What a list!  Thank you everyone so VERY MUCH!  We will also be putting posters with SRC interior and exterior renderings and company logos on the actual windows of the SRC space in the next week or so.

Let us know if we are missing anyone!

Happy TG everyone!

November 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Lunch and learn about another downtown LEED CI project

Did you know that there was a downtown building that has already achieved LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certification?  Come Thursday and find out more!

November Masters Speakers Luncheon:  CSX 550 Water Street LEED CI Gold Case Study

Thursday, November 17, 2011; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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Presented By:
Jill DeMarotta, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Gresham Smith & Partners
Stephanie Irwin, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Gresham Smith & Partners
Gerald Versluys, PE, LEED AP BD+C, TLC Engineering for Architecture
Peter Trolle, CFM, CSX Transportation

Learn how the CSX 550 Water Street project achieved LEED-CI Gold certification. Discussion will include:

• Furniture selection impacts
• Ways to achieve credits for a tenant improvement in an existing building that is not LEED certified
• Innovations in lighting design

Currents, Second Floor in the Aetna Building, 841 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32207

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Special thanks to our sponsor!


November 15, 2011 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

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