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22, 2012

Maurice R. Hernandez

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Olga Cadaval – Palmetto Bay

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Commissioner Lynda Bell joins federal, state and local officials as Palmetto Bay Village Hall receives Platinum LEED government certification - Highest in Southeastern United States


County Commissioner Lynda Bell will join Congressional leaders, State legislators and local municipal officials as the United States Green Building Council bestows its highest Platinum LEED rating on the Village of Palmetto Bay’s Village Hall/Police Station/ Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:00 am at Palmetto Bay Village Hall.

“I am delighted that after much diligence, perseverance and mutual cooperation with Miami-Dade County by the leaders of Palmetto Bay, this beautiful municipality was able to achieve this important milestone in its Centennial year. Said Commissioner Bell. By succeeding in constructing an almost entirely self-sustaining government facility, the Village of Palmetto Bay has the unique distinction of building the only facility of its kind to reach this level of excellence in the Southeastern United States. As such, it has set the example for other American leaders to strive to achieve the same green standards for their own government buildings. This is just one of the reasons I am proud to represent the Village of Palmetto Bay on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.”

The U.S. Green Building Council bestows its highest LEED rating – “Leading Energy & Efficient Design” on public and private sector buildings that meet this criterion. The Palmetto Bay Municipal Center was accorded this prestigious designation on October 5, 2012. With numerous LEED systems, including its solar panels, efficient lighting, xeriscape landscape design and irrigation system, with its 60,000-gallon rainwater collection cisterns, it is the first and only municipal structure in the State of Florida to officially receive the Platinum certification – and the highest scoring government building in all the Southeastern United States.