Earth Fare
Gainesville, FL


Ground-up, single-level organic grocery store.

Summary of Services:

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing system design.
  • Construction administration and site observation reports.
  • Florida FlaCom energy compliance calculations.

System Design Highlights:

  • Daylight harvesting lighting control system design for continuous dimming control. LED lighting fixtures were designed throughout the store.
  • Complete power distribution system design.
  • Centralized hot water distribution system.
  • Custom dehumidification rooftop unit design to provide ventilation and make-up air for the building, including and conventional rooftop units, air distribution and kitchen hood exhaust and make-up air system design.

Unique Project Challenges:

  • Design of a cost-effective dehumidification system for the building to provide code ventilation and make-up air in the harsh Florida ambient humidity environment.
  • Optimization of building envelope to comply with stringent Florida energy code requirements.

Square Footage:

25,000 square feet

Project Completion Date:

August 2015