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06, 2013

Suzy Trutie

Miami-Dade County receives first Leed Gold Level Environmental Certification

West Lot Parking Garage and Office Building receives LEED Gold Certification

(MIAMI, February 6, 2013) – Miami-Dade County’s West Lot Parking Garage and Office Building has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  Located at 220 NW 3rd Street, the six-level, 320,127 square foot structure includes 266,867 square feet of parking throughout the six levels; 52,260 square feet of office and storage space in four levels; and 1,000 square feet of retail area.  The garage and office building, which is of precast/masonry construction, sits on 1.67 acres of land.  The project was constructed by Munilla Construction Management, LLC (MCM).

 “This project, which was completed on time and within budget, marks a significant milestone in the County’s sustainability programs,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.  “It’s a reflection of our commitment to our environment. We are building greener and preserving our natural resources, while enhancing our community’s services.” 

The initial certification level sought by Miami-Dade County for the project was Silver and the MCM team worked on a design to achieve a minimum of 33 points.  After consistent efforts throughout the construction phase, the project achieved 35 points and was awarded the LEED Gold certification under the “Core & Shell” rating system.  

Among the sustainable strategies pursued by the County and MCM design build team are:

Miami-Dade County’s Internal Services Department, Munilla Construction Management, LLC (MCM), PJB Architects, JALRW Engineering Group, Bliss & Nyitray Engineers, Walker Parking Consultants, SDM Consulting Engineers, Milian, Swain & Associates, Inc. (MSA), and Rosenberg Gardner Design are among the organizations which worked on the project.