Sustainable design features of the newly built project
- Designed to use approximately 36 percent
less water than a typical building of its size.
- Designed to use approximately 20 percent
less energy than a typical building of its size.
- Diversion of more than 69,112 cubic yards
or 84 percent of all construction waste from
- A comprehensive indoor air quality
management plan, including use of low
VOC construction materials and materials
with a high percentage (more than 20 percent)
of recycled content and from local providers
(39 percent); as well as installation of
sustainable furniture throughout the building.
- Implementation of a green-cleaning program
and integrated pest management program.
- Contribution to the Heat Island Effect reduction
via installation of high SRI roof materials and by
having the project's parking spaces undercover.
"Innovative building projects such as Paramount Miami Worldcenter are a fundamental driving force in transforming the way our buildings are built, designed and operated," said Jonathan Burgess, President and CEO of Spinnaker Group. "Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions, reducing operating costs and conserving resources while prioritizing sustainable practices and human health. From the beginning, the leadership of MWC made a pioneering commitment to be a driving force in ensuring a more sustainable future for all."
Burgess also acknowledged the project's design and
construction team: ODP Architects (Architect); Coastal
Construction (General Contractor); Kimley Horn (Civil
Engineers); Stantec MEP (MEP Engineers) and IDDI
(Interior Design and Architecture).
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Design, is the most widely used green building rating
system in the world. Available for virtually all building,
community and home project types, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. Created by the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, DC, LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. The voluntary, consensus-based rating system for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings is designed to inspire project teams to seek innovative solutions that support public health and our environment, while saving building owners money over a project’s life cycle. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building techniques and the LEED Green Building Rating System.
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