Spinnaker Group, one of the most respected leaders in the green-building movement, has announced that the Paramount Miami Worldcenter, located at 851 NE 1st Avenue in Miami, FL, has achieved prestigious LEED Silver Certification for New Construction and Major Renovations as designated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its environmental performance and sustainable design.

Spinnaker Group, engaged as the project's LEED consultant by developer Royal Palm Companies (RPC), also provided Enhanced Commissioning and Energy Modeling for the 1.27 million sf project. Paramount, which forms an integral part of the Miami Worldcenter's Neighborhood Development and is the third Paramount residential tower for developer RPC, encompasses 58 floors that includes a retail and parking podium, an amenity level at the podium roof, and outdoor pools at the top of the tower. Public amenities such as a racquetball court, basketball court, yoga studio, spa lounge, kids game room, fitness center, club room, entertainment lounge, and a business center, complement 533 residential condominium units. There are an additional 30 guest suites located at podium levels.

Sustainable design features of the newly built project
include:

  • 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
    the landfill.
  • 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).

Founded in 2003, the award-winning Spinnaker Group
helps facilitate the delivery of the highest quality,
sustainable building projects. Using an integrated
team approach with a diverse range of clients, the
firm has more than 160 LEED Certified projects under
its belt and more than 700 million sf of commissioned
building space worldwide. In addition to tapping
USGBC's LEED and other rating systems as anchors of
its sustainable consulting services, Spinnaker's diverse
team of design and construction professionals offer
project management, energy modeling, fundamental
and enhanced building commissioning, neighborhood
planning, operations and maintenance consulting,
indoor air quality testing, and life cycle analyses for
all types of building projects. Learn more at
www.SpinnakerGroup.com.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental
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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Paramount Miami Worldcenter Project Achieves LEED Silver Certification