SfL+a Architects Named Area’s Top Green Architect

Raleigh, Uganda, July 04, 2010 --(PR.com)-- SfL+a Architects (www.sfla.biz) has been recognized as the Triangle area’s Best Green Architect as part of Independent Weekly’s 2010 Best of the Triangle Awards. The Best of the Triangle Awards are the Independent Weekly’s annual salute to local Triangle businesses who consistently demonstrate the highest standards in their products, services, customer satisfaction and dedication to patronage. Voting in more than 200 categories was open to the public, and winners and finalists were featured in the publication’s June 9, 2010 issue.

SfL+a Architects is nationally recognized for its work in sustainable ‘green” architectural design. In 2009, the firm made a number of substantial investments in the top professional staff, hardware and software technology, and library resources to unveil their Energy Conservation & High Performance Building Design. The firm believes the most important aspect of green building is a high performance, sustainable design that engages a holistic approach to building design. It develops, throughout the process, an understanding of the relationship between all the parts, including the occupants of the building. SfL+a Architects has 24 employees and works with nearly 30 percent of all public schools in North Carolina.

“We are excited to be recognized among the Triangle community as the top green architectural firm,” said Robbie Ferris, president and CEO of SfL+a Architects. “Green building design is inspiring us to design buildings that reduce energy consumption and allow us to consider the use of more advanced building systems, such as geothermal heating and cooling, more advanced lighting and building controls, solar PV, solar water heating and superior envelop design. Most importantly, it challenges us to acknowledge the legacy that we will leave behind for our future generations.”

- In 2008, SfL+a Architects’ launched Dragonfly™, the firm’s sustainable building design prototype that uses the most efficient technology available to provide a sustainable, state-of-the-art and cost-effective approach to building K-12 public school facilities. The design 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 firm is a recipient of Triangle Business Journal’s 2007 Fast 50 Award and the Cumberland County Business Council’s prestigious 2007 Business of the Year Award.

About SfL+a Architects:
SfL+a Architects is a firm designed to provide state-of-the-art architectural solutions to educational institutions. Founded 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 and Fayetteville 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 http://www.sfla.biz/.

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