Back in Early August we shared how South Florida Buildings Are Going Green and many local projects were recently honored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The commercial real estate community here in South Florida turned out in large numbers to attend the annual banquet which included the following awards:

  • 2011 Outstanding Green Business: Weston-based Spinnaker Group
  • 2011 Outstanding Community LEEDer: Principal Robert Hink
  • LEED for new construction: Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • LEED for commercial interiors (tie): Lexus Florida Training Center in Miramar and DHL Global Forwarding Center in Plantation
  • LEED core and shell (tie): 1450 Brickell and Wells Fargo Center office towers in downtown Miami
  • LEED for existing buildings: 110 Tower in Fort Lauderdale
  • LEED for schools: St. Stephenbs Episcopal Day School, Coconut Grove
  • LEED for retail: Pizza Fusion, Weston
  • LEED multifamily: Northwest Gardens Apartments, Fort Lauderdale
  • LEED for homes: Glass House by Zahn Development, Lighthouse Point
  • Outstanding green government: City of Boynton Beach
  • Outstanding green elected official: Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs

In addition to guests celebrating the projects being honored, they also reveled in the fact that there are currentlyB 109 LEED certified projects in the South Florida chapter of the USGBC’s region, all of which were certified within the last four years.

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Source: South Florida Business Journal

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