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Pasco County Utilities Administration Building
Pasco County Utilities provides Water and Sewer Services, Reclaimed Water, Solid Waste/Resource Recovery, Recycling, Hazardous Waste, Environmental Lab and Residential Street Lighting service to the residents of Pasco County. Their new Administration Building is a two story, 50,000 square foot building designed to provide a strong focus on customer service orientation. The customer service section is located on the first floor with convenient access to the customer service counter, covered drive-thru service window and an optional second lane that can be opened in the future. The building also features several training/conference rooms for public educational events as well as a training facility for employees. Since the Call Center located in the new building will need to remain operational during emergency conditions, the building was treated as an emergency operation center, E.O.C., and was hurricane hardened. The theme of the building is consistent with the architectural design and features of the historic courthouse located in Dade City, and also complies with the nearby Connerton Development guidelines. In considering cladding materials, the County wanted a low maintenance exterior of brick construction with Florida friendly low maintenance landscaping, including a landscaping demonstration and education feature.
In addition to complementing the historic courthouse, the Pasco County Utilities Administration Building also incorporates sustainable design principles, earning LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Brick helped meet LEED criteria for building materials and products that are manufactured regionally. The LEED standard is a strategic goal of the Board of County Commissioners to construct all future buildings with the higher energy and environmental design standard. --David H Webb, AIA
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