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LEED Case Study: Barnett Tower Historical Building


LEED Case Study: Barnett Tower Historical Building
Learn how the 18-story historic 1926 Barnett Tower was renovated and transformed into a LEED certified mixed-use facility

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Are you interested in historic structures and/or Downtown Jacksonville? Are you an advocate for sustainability? Then you do not want to miss this presentation! Learn how the 18-story historic Barnett Tower, a part of Downtown Jacksonville’s skyline since 1926, was renovated and transformed into a LEED-Certified mixed-use facility. Spaces include banking, retail, commercial and residential apartments.


Ryan Fryman, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CxA, Principal, TLC Engineering Solutions

Mark Gelfo, PE, LEED Fellow, CxA, EMP, Principal, TLC Engineering Solutions

Ryan led the MEP engineering team for the renovation of the historic Barnett Tower. With over 26 years of experience, he has engineered several notable projects in Downtown Jacksonville. In 2008, he was named a UNF Fab Grad for his significant contributions in both his career and community. He is currently serving as the Chair of the City of Jacksonville’s Building Code Adjustment Board. As an engineer, he enjoys working on complex problems and helping teams solve challenges.

Mark Gelfo, Principal with TLC Engineering Solutions, is a graduate of Penn State University’s Architectural Engineering program. He is a LEED Fellow and past Vice-Chair of USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee. He is on the Board of Directors of the Energy Management Association (EMA), and he also serves as Vice President for the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG). Mark has a passion for sustainability and has provided LEED administration and sustainability consulting for numerous projects.


SouthEast Development Group


  • Live Webinar
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:30am – 1pm Eastern
  • 11:30am Welcome/Announcements/Introductions
  • 11:45am Live presentation with two presenters on camera with slides
  • 12:45pm Q&A and Discussion


  • USGBC Florida Member/USGBC Company Member — FREE
  • USGBC Florida Member/USGBC Company Member with CE Reporting — $10
  • General Admission / Non-members — $10
  • General Admission / Non-members with CE Reporting — $20


  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 AIA LU HSW


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Sarah Boren — sboren@usgbc.org / 904-535-0055


  • $10 – $20
Only events occurring within Downtown Jacksonville will be accepted.
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