The U.S. Green Building Council awarded architecture and design firm, Stantec with a LEED Silver certificate for its green-friendly residential building, Midtown 29.
USGBC is a non-profit organization that gives a framework to create efficient and cost-saving buildings. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a globally-recognized rating system that rates buildings on its sustainability.
The LEED Silver certification is given to a property that meets the criteria of a ‘green building’—it saves energy, water, resources, and makes less waste. (Terminal B, that’s located in PortMiami, is currently being built by LEED Silver standards.)
The Miami building’s green features include Nest® thermostats, solar shades, LED lighting, energy-efficient appliances, charging stations for electric car, recycling options, living green walls, low VOC paints, and reclaimed wood.
Midtown 29 is a 20-story building that includes 309 residencies ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. Amenities include a seventh floor deck that has a pool and spa with cabanas, an outdoor bar, grilling stations, and a fitness center. Other perks include a clubhouse, kitchen, bike storage room, and a dog spa.
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