29 Apr 15 |
Miami Design District’s Palm Court Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Miami’s Design District is home to many high-end luxury stores, restaurants, and events. But tucked away among the hustle and bustle of the district, is the beautiful and intricate Palm Court. This unique architectural design recently achieved a LEED Gold Certification. For it’s a testament to its sustainability and commitment to environmental stewardship.
The design of Palm Court was inspired by a Japanese tea house and features indoor gardens. Also, an outdoor oasis and a central flower-filled courtyard. It was also created to be a place of respite and beauty in a bustling area. Not only is it a place of aesthetic elegance. However, the design also takes into account environmental considerations.
Achieving LEED Gold Certification
Achieving LEED Gold Certification is no small feat. The Palm Court had to meet stringent standards set by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The building has to meet high standards in energy efficiency. In addition to water conservation, indoor air quality and resource management.
The Palm Court achieved LEED Gold Certification due to its impressive sustainability features. For that’s such as its photovoltaic array and on-site water reclamation system. In addition to the use of natural light. Moreover eco-friendly materials and energy-saving features. The Palm Court also uses reclaimed rainwater for its irrigation systems, which helps reduce water consumption.
Symbol of Environmental Stewardship
The Palm Court’s LEED Gold Certification is a symbol of its commitment to environmental stewardship, and serves to inspire others to create sustainable spaces. This certification is a prime example of how sustainability can be achieved in an urban setting, and how it can be used to create an inviting and beautiful environment.
Source: PR Newswire
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