Updated 11 months ago
Foram Group -
600 Brickell, located near two Metromover stops, has a reflective roof and lights that adjust as daylight streams in through heat-dispersing windows. [Photo: Daniel Portnoy]
"The market wants green because it is socially responsible, reduces operating expenses and improves the quality of the tenant experience. In designing 600 Brickell, we asked ourselves: What will the world need tomorrow? The answers were: Sustainability and technology. Platinum precertification actually results in lower costs for utilities while creating a healthier, more pleasant and productive work environment."
Carlson Studio Architecture -
The columns of the Cancer Support Community facility in Lakewood Ranch are made of century-old heart pine recovered from the bottom of the Suwannee River. [Photo: Dick Dickinson]
Breaking Ground Contracting Co. -
"I was strongly led to mesh my personal philosophy with my business, and green building was an amazing discovery and turning point for me. Leadership on this issue is the most critical to me because it is lacking in the standard business model where profits and other business-oriented goals tend to push the care for human beings and the environment to the background. We're providing design-build services for Steve and Elaine Wyman's green dream home in St. John's County. With five children and nine grandchildren, they said they felt that sustainable design and construction is the responsible approach for the present and the future."