CenterPoint Earns Green Building Certification for its First South Florida Development
Posted By Staff Writers On August 5, 2020 @ 9:36 am
OAK BROOK, IL – CenterPoint Properties is proud to announce it has earned the “Florida Green” certification for 3423 McIntosh Road in Hollywood, FL, by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC). The CenterPoint development scored 37% above FGBC’s certification requirement to achieve the “Silver” level.
“We designed both buildings at the Port Everglades International Logistics Center to give tenants port immediacy, regional transportation access and every modern amenity they need with little environmental impact and significant long-term cost savings,” said Brian Hollings, CenterPoint Vice President of Development.
“CenterPoint has made it a priority to develop and manage best-in-class facilities in every sense – Buildings that offer superior strategic location and logistical advantages that are also beneficial to communities and the people that work in them,” said Elena Daniel, CenterPoint Vice President of ESG and Corporate Affairs. “We’re proud that our team is exceeding even our own high standards in our first South Florida development.”
Since breaking ground on the 16.5-acre site 13 months ago, CenterPoint instituted energy and cost-saving upgrades, including:
- Reducing energy use by 39% above the state building code
- Implementing occupancy sensors for lighting control
- Using high-efficiency lighting, primarily LED, including exterior lighting that reduces light pollution
- Implementing basic commissioning and testing of HVAC, lighting and plumbing equipment to ensure optimal operation
- Installing drought-tolerant landscaping and non-invasive plants
- Reducing turf in landscape design to require less irrigation
- Installing low flow plumbing fixtures including water closets, urinals, and lavatories
- Installing and verifying the proper operation of a rain sensor to control irrigation
- Implementing and monitoring Erosion Sedimentation Control (ESC) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention (SWPPP) measures throughout the construction
- Assigning a Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) certified professional to monitor the site during construction
- Installing a white reflective roof to reduce the heat island effect and energy consumption
- Installing formaldehyde-free insulation throughout the building
- Reducing interior contaminants by adhering to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management best practices for construction
- Providing a floor layout that provides an outdoor view for many office staff
- Specifying all windows to have impact glazing for hurricane protection
- Mitigating the risk of flood damage by raising the finish floor elevation and putting mechanical equipment on the roof
- Installing fire-resistant tilt-up concrete walls
“This achievement demonstrates CenterPoint’s commitment to construction practices that reduce negative environmental impacts, improve occupant health and well-being, and reduce operating costs,” said CJ Davila, Executive Director of the Florida Green Building Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the building environment.
Construction on the 145,007 SF building at CenterPoint’s Port Everglades International Logistics Center was completed in June and leased to International Warehouse Services (IWS). The 151,000 SF building next door at 3413 McIntosh Road is nearing completion, is available for lease, and will be ready for immediate occupancy in August.
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