PNC Net Zero at Andrews Avenue is a new 4,500 square foot branch bank located in Fort Lauderdale, FL with zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually. Through the use of photovoltaic panels placed within the intricate roof and canopies, generated energy meets or exceeds the estimated annual energy consumption for this branch. Passive energy controls such as a brise soleil network, fully-grouted 8” masonry walls, optimum building orientation, and east-west window placement yield significant energy savings. Cantilevered steel tubes in the roof and custom tapered steel shapes designed to resist High Velocity Hurricane Zone wind pressures maintain a sleek and modern profile throughout.
Since 2004, GMS has been providing structural engineering services for the Bank Branch Roll-out in NY, NJ, VA, DC, MD, DE, OH, KY, PA, FL, MI, IL and WI, adapting regional prototype designs for new PNC Bank Branches. To date, we have designed over 200 high performance bank branches, each about 5,000 SF. All branches of PNC Banks are LEED™ Certified.