Commercial Interiors

Snapshots of the projects noted below are in the following format:

  • Project / Location
  • Rating System / Award Level / 
    Date Certified
  • Spinnaker Services -- e.g., Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
  • Architect / Owner / Contractor
  • Square Footage

Garden of Life Headquarters / Palm Beach Gardens, FL
LEED CI / Gold / 2015
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Garden of Life
22,250 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting and Building Commissioning for this 22,250 sf, commercial office building which achieved LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors certification in 2015. The Garden of Life is national headquarters for a whole foods nutritional supplement company whose mission is to "Empower Extraordinary Health." The owner’s commitment to health goes far beyond offering effective nutritional products. They are interested in building relationships with people to help them transform their lives to attain extraordinary health. When the company embarked on expanding their corporate office, they envisioned translating their mission statement into a building with a healthy environment for staff and clients. Green achievements in this effort included lighting power densities being reduced by 30%; 80% of construction waste diverted from landfills; 22% of products utilized for the project were recycled content; potable water use was reduced by 40%, high-reflective roof material was installed, as was triple-pane high-efficiency glazing ... and more.

Valley Forge Fabrics World Headquarters / Fort Laudnerdale, FL 
LEED CI / Silver / August 2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
Stantec Architecture / Valley Forge Fabrics / Bluewater Builders Group
56,013 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting for this project, which achieved LEED CI Silver in August 2016. The 56,013 sf office space is the company's world headquarters, incorporating beautiful design and top sustainability features and accomplishments including:

  • 100% of the base building’s roof materials have a high Solar Reflectance Index, reducing Heat Island Effect.
  • Potable water use was reduced by 41%.
  • Demonstrated connected lighting power reduction of 34%; additionally, 90% of the equipment and appliances are ENERGY STAR-rated.
  • Diverted 82% of the on-site generated construction waste from landfills.
  • 16% of the total building materials, by value, were manufactured using recycled materials.
  • 24% of the total building materials' value included materials and products that were manufactured within 500 miles of the project site, and 21% of the total materials were extracted and manufactured within the same distance.
  • All adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, flooring systems, composite wood, and furniture met low-emitting guidelines.
  • Thermal comfort designs were incorporated for the benefit of the occupants, as well as monitoring systems.
  • Created and implemented a Green Cleaning Housekeeping Program to reduce potential contaminants.
  • Developed and executed an Integrated Pest Management Policy to reduce potential contaminants.
  • Designed a public education program for Green Building Education at their facility.
  • And more ... ultimately resulting in exceeding sustainability target goals initially established for the project.

Versace at Bal Harbour / Bal Harbour, FL 
LEED CI / Gold / November 2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
Zamparelli Architectural Group / Brodson Construction

Sustainability is sexy -- and the house of Versace in Bal Harbour set out to prove it. The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting (Contractor Credits Only) for this LEED CI Gold striking boutique. The newly renovated store's environmental pedigree features a hand-assembled mosaic made of recycled glass, recomposed marble details (to minimize the depletion of raw materials), and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood in the internal structure. Dimmable LED lights, a climate-control system to provide a positive impact for wellbeing on people working and shopping in the space, and adjustable lighting design ensure that the space’s many activities (and those of the people in it) leave a minimal impact on the planet. "I love this new concept that embraces a sustainable future for the people and for the environment," said Architect Gwenael Nicolas. "I believe in constant evolution and I think this project perfectly embraces the heritage of the brand with innovative spatial design for Versace's vision for the future. Versace is a brand that never ceases to surprise. Its intense curiosity for the new keeps the collections contemporary and innovative. The new store concept follows that path." Added Donatella Versace, "There’s no bigger luxury than our future. The new Versace concept is a commitment towards Versace’s sustainable legacy.”

Balenciaga at Miami Design District / Miami, FL
LEED CI / Gold / August 2019
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
University of Miami
163,885 sf
Atmosphere Design & Architecture / Balenciaga US Store Development / RCC Associates

The Miami Design District welcomed Balenciaga’s most sustainable flagship store worldwide in April 2019, celebrating LEED CI Gold achievement. Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting (Contractor Credits Only) and Commissioning. The 12th store of the luxury fashion company in the US, the impressive venue features an impressive storefront made of photovoltaic glass and an innovative new solar facade. The PV glass provides additional thermal insulation and is also hurricane-resistant. This new retail store demonstrated Balenciaga’s commitment to bricks-and-mortar and set the fashion brand a step ahead in creating sustainability awareness among its customers and visitors, who can interact with this unique PV facade.