Firstfloor K-12 Solutions Launches Design Prototype For K-12 Schools

From: MMI ASSOCIATES, INC.
Published: Wed Nov 14 2007


Robbie Ferris, president and CEO of FirstFloor K-12 Solutions, LLC, (www.firstfloor.biz) and SFL+a Architects (www.sfla.biz), has announced that the firms have launched a new sustainable building design prototype for K-12 educational facilities. The prototype design, Dragonfly™, was formally unveiled at the 38th annual North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) Conference on Nov. 6 in Greensboro, N.C.

Dragonfly™ utilizes the most efficient technology available and is among an elite group of building designs worldwide to provide more energy than it consumes. The design prototype includes green features, such as geothermal A/C and solar photovoltaic power systems, as well as layout flexibility and acoustics that comply with the benchmarks set by the American National Standards Institutes. The Dragonfly™ design represents a sustainable, state-of-the-art and cost-effective approach to building K-12 public school facilities.

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News Facts:
• Robbie Ferris, president and CEO of Firstfloor K-12 Solutions, LLC, and SFL+a Architects, has announced that the firms have launched a new sustainable building design prototype for K-12 educational facilities.
• The prototype design, Dragonfly™, was formally unveiled at the 38th annual North Carolina School Boards Association Conference on Nov. 6 in Greensboro, N.C.
• Dragonfly™ utilizes the most efficient technology available and is among an elite group of building designs worldwide to provide more energy than it consumes.
• The design prototype includes green features such as geothermal A/C and solar photovoltaic power systems, as well as layout flexibility and acoustics that comply with the benchmarks set by the American National Standards Institutes.
• The Dragonfly™ design represents a sustainable, state-of-the-art and cost-effective approach to building K-12 public school facilities.

Quotes:
“We are proud to celebrate the launch of our new sustainable K-12 design,” said Ferris. “Dragonfly is a convergence of the best available options for school development. Its implementation will provide public schools with a superior educational environment that is both sustainable and cost-effective.”

About North Carolina School Board Association:
The North Carolina School Boards Association is the collective voice of more than 750 public school board members throughout the state. Its mission is to provide leadership and services that enable local boards to govern effectively. Each year, the Annual Conference/Exhibit Show brings together board members, superintendents, school administrators and school board attorneys for the association’s premier conference experience. Now in its 38th year, the NCSBA Conference is the association’s largest event, aimed at furthering the education and improvement of safety, sustainability and overall effectiveness of North Carolina public school facilities. For more information, visit www.ncsba.org.

About SFL + a Architects:
SFL + a Architects is a firm designed to provide state-of-the-art architectural solutions to educational institutions. Created in 1982, the company has emerged as one of the most highly regarded architectural firms in the Southeast, offering expert services in architectural planning, design, construction, land planning and interior design. The firm has offices located in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Charlotte, N.C. The sister company of SFL + a Architects is Firstfloor K-12 Solutions, LLC, a North Carolina development company pioneering public-private partnerships to develop educational facilities. The company is comprised of talented professionals, each possessing 15-20 years of experience in banking, finance, construction and property management. For more information, visit www.sfla.biz.

About Firstfloor K-12 Solutions:
Firstfloor K-12 Solutions, LLC is a North Carolina development company pioneering public-private partnerships to develop educational facilities. The sister company to SFL + a Architects, Firstfloor is comprised of talented professionals, each possessing 15-20 years of experience in banking, finance, construction and property management. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. with branch offices in Fayetteville and Winston-Salem, the firm has provided development consulting and services for a number of public and quasi-governmental organizations throughout the state of North Carolina. For more information, visit www.firstfloor.biz.

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Firstfloor K-12 Solutions, LLC, SFL + a Architects, Robbie Ferris, North Carolina Architectural Design, Building Design, Public-Private Partnerships, School Construction, Green Design, School Development, Wake County Public Schools, Dragonfly, School Design, Design Prototype

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