In March 2009, Florida Keys Electric Cooperative opened the doors of its new storm hardened Tavernier Operations Center.
The new facility was designed to improve FKEC’s service to its 31,000 members by combining features for category five hurricane preparedness and survivability, operational efficiency and safety, and energy efficiency and conservation.
FKEC used LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines wherever possible when constructing the 62,000-square-foot facility. These features are not only for energy efficiency but include recycled building materials and water conservation as well.
Energy efficient and Conservation Features
- All rain water from roof channeled into cistern plus most condensation from air conditioning system.
- Reflective white roof membrane to reduce energy consumption.
- Energy-saving cross-ventilation in warehouse.
- Master lighting control to turn building lights off at night and on in the morning.
Download the Storm Hardened Tavernier Operations Center Overview of Key Features (PDF) for more information.