November 29, 2014

$12-Million Worth of Green

Art Levy | 6/1/2008
EcoCentre
EcoCentre

When Palm Beach County’s Romano Law Group started running short of office space, senior partner John Romano decided against adding on or moving to an existing, bigger building. Rather, he wanted an entirely new space, and he wanted it to be green. The result is the firm’s $12-million “EcoCentre, the Living Building,” a 33,000-sq.-ft. building opening this year in downtown Lake Worth. The project, which is seeking LEED certification, will include a water purification system and a “living roof,” covered in plants and trees, that will capture storm water and funnel it to an 8,000-gallon cistern below. The stored water will used to flush toilets.

Tags: Politics & Law, Treasure Coast, Environment, Government/Politics & Law, Housing/Construction

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

What your doctor won’t disclose
What your doctor won’t disclose

Wouldn’t you want to know if your doctor was a paid spokesman for a drug company? Or held personal beliefs incompatible with the treatment you want? Right now, in the US at least, your doctor simply doesn’t have to tell you about that. 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

What's your favorite thing about the Thanksgiving break?

  • Spending time with family & friends
  • Shopping & deals
  • Eating!!
  • Watching sports
  • What break? I'm busy working!

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe