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Recent News


05/15/2013 As a part of the Zyscovich Architects / TransSystems Team, NFC has been awarded a continuing services contract with the Federal Government to renovate and build new schools on military bases in the United States, Cuba, Europe, Japan and South Korea.

04/15/2013 NFC has completed a landscape renovation master plan for the Valencia State College Osceola Campus. VSC has received accolades for their focus on sustainability locally and nationally. The landscape master plan highlights native plants, water conservation, habitat creation, reduction of fertilizer and insecticides and minimal maintenance requirements.

02/24/13 NFC has completed a campus wide landscape renovation master plan for Valencia State College – Osceola Campus. The College is a leader in the sustainable design movement and the landscape plans will conserve water and energy, eliminate fertilizer and insecticides and promote biodiversity and wildlife habitat.

01/15/2013—NFC is a member of the Green Energy Council, whose mission is to promote, protect and improve the environment through sustainable energy resources.

01/10/2013—NFC was selected to produce water conservation irrigation plans for two new I-75 interchanges in Tampa

11/08/2012 – NFC’s vegetated roof design for Gulf Coast State College's new Science and Technology Building is being built in Panama City. This state of the art design will have shaded lounge areas, a meditation garden, solar panel technical displays, a dining area and classrooms views across the vegetated roof landscape design.

12/15/2012 NFC holds (9) continuing service contracts including the City of Orlando, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Orange County, Lake County, Williamson County, TX and Florida/Georgia/Bahamas District for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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