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

Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) / Fort Lauderdale, FL
LEED / Gold / 2018
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Broward County
51,419  sf

Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning and Energy Modeling for this medical facility. Located in Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) consists of a new two-story, 51,419 sf, 50-bed residential, state-of-the-art facility in a spacious modern medical setting. Initially targeting LEED Silver, this striking, contemporary venue achieved LEED BD+C v3 Gold certification in 2018. The project received the prestigious Innovative Project of the Year – New Construction, Public Safety Award for 2021 from US Green Building Council Florida.

BARC was designed by Saltz Michelson Architects as an "Essential Facility" for Broward County. It includes inpatient and outpatient treatment and counseling areas, dining facilities, recreational areas, community meeting spaces, and high levels of security, privacy and access control. The design of this 24/7 facility required more than just an institutional box of predetermined size and generic modular furniture -- it was necessary to incorporate an understanding that psychologically supportive environments help and enable victims to cope and heal, while allowing staff to provide the best treatment for those in need. As such, the design embraced a perspective of behavioral health promoting a nurturing, therapeutic and nonthreatening environment, including innumerable green features.

The project was awarded for exemplary performance for, amongst other green features, the following:

  • More than 40% of the site area (within the LEED project boundary) is vegetated open space.
  • More than 45% reduction in projected potable water use.
  • 100% reduction of potable water use for sewage conveyance.

Project innovation included:

  • High Priority Site: BARC is located within Urban Development’s Qualified Census Tract (QCT). By selecting a site that was located in a designated High Priority Site location, BARC utilized property that was noted to have development constraints. In transforming their site and building to LEED standards, the development also promotes the health of the surrounding area.

Sustainable Features:

  • Promote alternative transportation including bicycle storage and shower facilities and provides preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for 5% of the total vehicle parking.
  • Open space exceeds local zoning requirements.
  • Water-use reduction using low-low plumbing fixtures and reduce potable water use for landscaping.
  • Reduced potable water use for landscaping by 50%using efficient irrigation techniques, drought-resistant plants and/or captured rainwater.
  • 100% reduction of potable water use for sewage conveyance.
  • Minimum of 10% reduction in the building energy costs using energy-efficient lighting, high-performance glazing, high-efficiency HVAC systems, HVAC energy recovery units, and high-performance building envelope.
  • Install renewable energy systems to offset energy consumption.
  • Specified high-reflectance roofing material for 75% of the roof surface.
  • Divert a minimum of 75% construction waste from the landfill.
  • Low-emitting materials as well as materials with recycled contact and sourced within 500 miles radius.
  • Control entry of pollutants into buildings and cross-contamination of regularly occupied areas by installed permanent entryway systems, exhaust hazardous gases/chemicals, and install MERV 13 filtration media.
  • Incorporation of a significant amount of outdoor open space, with more than 42% of the site vegetated, offering a sand volleyball court, outdoor landscaped areas, and an internal open-air landscaped courtyard, and patio featuring decorative green wall.
  • Provide lighting controls and thermal comfort controls for occupants.
  • Commitment to Green Cleaning, Integrated Pest Management, and Low Mercury Lighting. 

The core business of BARC supports health and wellbeing, serving surrounding communities by providing effective intervention in a caring, respectful and confidential manner. BARC utilizes individual, group and family therapy. The facility collaborates with a variety of healthcare providers and referral sources to ensure clients receive services that will support their recovery, including individual recovery, improved life management skills, enhanced interpersonal relationships, and involvement in community support groups. A few examples: 

  • The Admission Unit completes more than 5,200 assessments each year.
  • BARC serves an average of 153,750 meals each year.

BARC offers comprehensive services for persons affected by substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. More than 1,800 clients per year benefit from medically supervised drug and alcohol withdrawal treatment at BARC’s detoxification unit, and more than 1,000 clients are annually admitted to their 92-bed residential facility.

VA Health Care Center Kernersville / Kernersville, NC 
LEED HC / Gold / 9/26/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
Perkins Eastman / Lend Lease Americas / Lend Lease Americas
369,719 sf

This Veterans Administration Health Care Center facility, located in Kernersville, North Carolina, achieved LEED for Healthcare Gold certification. This project included the construction of a 369,719 sf medical outpatient facility, parking areas, and associated site improvements. The east-west orientation allows the building to take full advantage of the solar impact in the winter, reducing the cost of the HVAC operations, resulting in a much more sustainable development. It's bio‐filtration area provides a striking site amenity serving as a promenade that directs all visitors to the main entrance.

The building itself was designed to play an active part in the delivery of care to Veterans through design solutions that have proven effective -- access to nature, to daylight, to views, and to places of respite that all give a sense of well‐being. The ability to make the built environment an actual partner in delivering better healthcare to our Veterans was the motivation. The architect’s design solution focused on simplification of the architecture -- of form, circulation and systems, resulting in a more relaxing Veteran experience from the moment he/she sees the building from Kernersville Medical Parkway and throughout the entire stay.

Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston NICI / Weston, FL 
LEED NC / Silver / 2/20/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling 
Harvard Jolly / Cleveland Clinic / Turner
140,319 sf

The Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute and Cancer Institute (NI/CI) was the first LEED for Healthcare project in the State of Florida. The owner of this new facility in Weston was unquestionably committed to building and operating healthy environments -- for work and healing. This 141,000 sf facility achieved LEED Silver certification by pursuing various credits for the site and facility location; improved water and energy efficiencies; the use of recycled and regional resources; indoor environmental quality ... and more. The beautiful building is one of several LEED certified facilities owned and operated by Cleveland Clinic.

Mayaguez Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic (MOPC II) / Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
LEED NC / Platinum / 5/21/2014
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling 
RJAE / Edison Lluch / La Mar Construction
133,825  sf

Fittingly on Memorial Day in 2014, Spinnaker Group proudly announced their latest LEED Certified project -- the LEED Platinum Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Puerto Rico. Click here to review full project description.

St. Francis Medical Pavillion / Midlothian, VA
LEED CS/ Certified / 4/21/2014
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
Odell / Lend Leaseof Miami
61,200 sf

Joe DiMaggio's Childrens Hospital / Hollywood, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 2/10/2012
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
Stanley Beaman & Sears / Joe Alcure - Memorial Healthcare Systems / Itasca
176,000 sf

This four-story, 180,000 sf children’s hospital project was started in March 2008, and was completed with LEED Gold certification in February 2012. Uniquely inspired by and designed for kids and families, the freestanding building offers many amenities. The vibrant colors, whimsical décor and larger-than-life murals welcome children to an upbeat environment where the "Power of Play" is a healing force. Each floor reflects an individual theme of sports, arts, games or dreams. All patient rooms are private and are wired for movies, video games, Internet and educational programs, and room-service meals are available any time of the day. One of the region's leading pediatric hospitals, the environmentally friendly facility features six pediatric operating rooms, dedicated medical/surgical units, family resource centers, ambulatory services, imaging services that feature a CT scanner disguised as a pirate ship, and an entire floor dedicated to inpatient and outpatient pediatric oncology treatment. A glass pedestrian skywalk connects to the Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive/Cardiac Care Unit, and Level 1 Trauma Center and Children's Emergency Department. Conveniently located on the campus, Conine Clubhouse provides a special home away from home for families of hospitalized children. This project is ADA Compliant. 

Cleveland Clinic Florida Fourth Floor / Weston, FL  
LEED CI/ Silver / 9/21/2009
Spinnaker Services: Commissioning
Architects Inc. / Miller Construction
140,319 sf

Palm Health Care Pavilion / West Palm Beach, FL
LEED NC / Silver / 5/4/2009
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Heery HLM / Bruce Parsons
10,000 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting and Building Commissioning for this 10,000 sf LEED Silver certified (in 2009) healthcare facility. The state-of-the-art $12.5 million project for children with special healthcare needs is home to the Mollie Wilmot Children’s Center. The project was the first healthcare facility and the first medical office building in Florida to be awarded the prestigious LEED Silver certification. "We have demonstrated that you can take a standard office building and reconstruct it in an innovative, environment-friendly way,” said Suzette Wexner, Palm Healthcare Foundation president and CEO. "Collaborating with a general contractor with green building experience, as well as a LEED consultant, was instrumental to the design and construction of the facility."

John Knox Village New Health Center / Pompano Beach, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 9/19/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
RDG - Gallo-Herbert / John Knox Village Of Florida
124,880  sf

This 124,880 sq ft health center for 144 residents is located in a Continuing Care Retirement Community within a 65-acre campus. The first level has a bistro and rehab facility, and the upper levels have apartments for residents. The project achieved LEED Gold certification in 2016.