Tag Archives: green building in South Florida

Green Globe Certification vs. LEED

Are you interested in constructing or retrofitting a certified “green” building but finding the LEED certification a little steep? Green Globe certification may be the perfect solution! Green Globes, a web-based program first introduced by The Green Building Initiative (GBI) in the United States in 2004, employs onsite assessment by a third party. Green Globes […]

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Mixed-Use Project is a Real Green Building Challenge

A major new mixed-use development project now underway in Washington, D.C., shooting for a LEED Platinum rating, is a real green building challenge. The project will occupy more than 650,000 square feet in D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront district and will include an 11-story, 224,000-square-foot office building with 11,000 square feet of additional retail space on the […]

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Boynton Beach School Aims for Platinum LEED Certification

Palm Beach County may soon be home to the greenest elementary school in all of Florida. Galaxy Elementary School in Boynton Beach, one of Palm Beach County’s oldest public schools, is getting a green makeover. The $29.4 million project will incorporate solar power, wind turbines, plentiful natural daylight, high-efficiency lighting, rainwater for irrigation and a […]

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Building Automation Design at PBSC

Palm Beach State College has gone green, really green.  The new technical education center at Glades campus is their first building constructed entirely to the Gold LEED standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.  The two story, 33,982 square foot building includes classroom areas for automotive learning, criminal justice corrections, construction trades specialists, and cosmetology. […]

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