Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Sited near the north end of the St. George Island Bridge in East Point, Florida, the new headquarters for the Apalachicola National Estuarine  Research Reserve consolidates two existing facilities into one unified complex. The 20,000 square foot facility is carefully sited within a grove of live oak and pine trees to provide views of the nearby St. George Sound. The project is organized as a collection of buildings forming a compact campus. The site includes a Visitor’s Center complex containing an exhibit hall, multi-purpose room, library, amphitheater and support functions. To the north of the Visitor’s Center, the Administrative complex houses education, research and stewardship offices, all gathered around a central outdoor deck and conference room.

This project has achieved LEED Silver certification.

Performance Metrics

  • 100 kBtu/sf-yr  Measured during occupancy 
  • 95 kBtu/sf-yr  Measured EUI typical of this building type & size 
  • -5% savings  Measured vs typical of this building type & size 
  • 113 kBtu/sf-yr  Model prediction: As designed
Location: East Point, Florida Map This Location
Size: 20,000 square feet
Year of Completion: 2010
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