New Miami Hotel Aims for LEED Certification

There’s more great news on the green building front in South Florida this week. The Sun-Sentinel recently reported that the Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell-Downtown, set to open later this year, “is aiming to become the first new hotel in Miami certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.”

  • The 221-room hotel will feature the following eco-friendly indoor features:
  • An ozone laundry system designed to reduce the use of water, energy and cleaning chemicals
  • Compact fluorescent lights and LED lighting to cut the use of electricity
  • Low-flow water fixtures to trim water use

The Miami hotel would be just the third Hampton Inn in the world to obtain LEED approval, if certified. The 15-story hotel, under construction in Miami’s Brickell financial district, would also feature the following:

  • Charging stations for electric cars
  • Lights that automatically turn off when occupants leave a room
  • A cistern to hold rainwater to use for irrigation

All over the state, companies are beginning to make the move to green their operations and save money in the process. South Florida continues to do its part to help preserve the environment, one business at a time. Advanced Control Corporation is an industry leader in building automation, energy management, access control, CCTV solutions and more. Automating your building and managing energy use are two great ways to make your building more eco-friendly, and save money in today’s challenging financial times. For more information, call 954.491.6660 today.