29 Apr 15 | 

Palm Court, the second phase of an ambitious expansion of the Miami Design District, has been certified LEED Gold for Core Shell by the US Green Building Council. As the master architect/architect of record for the project, SB Architects worked closely with sustainability consultants.

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.

Sustainability Features

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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