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Sustainability in Miramar

City of Miramar is Emerald Award Winner For Environmental Excellence

The City of Miramar was awarded the 2010 Emerald Award Winner For Environmental Excellence for the category "Green Products or 
City of Miramar is Emerald Award Winner For Environmental Excellence Practices/Innovation." Mayor Moseley and City employees went to the Broward County Commission Chambers to receive the trophy and explain what Miramar has achieved in green initiatives. Sponsored by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. Greener Miramar, Bluer Skies!!!

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Why Go Green ?
Folks across the country are discovering that, with close attention to detail and minimal upfront expense, the “built environment” can make a difference to the health of the planet and, in turn, earn an ecological seal of approval.

The idea that a building can be attractive and functional, while also environmentally responsible is a win-win for everyone.  High performance green buildings are designed, constructed and operated to provide greater environmental, economic, health and productivity performance than conventional buildings. 

The understanding of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system is quickly growing and becoming mainstream in the marketplace. LEED scores how healthy a building is to its occupants and the planet as a whole.

In Miramar, we recognize the need for environmental awareness in our built environment.  One way Miramar is promoting the “green” initiative is by offering fast-track permit review to projects seeking LEED certification. The City has also partnered with the USGBC to host a series of lectures throughout Miramar.

  1. Miramar Green Initiatives Resolution
Miramar Town Center
Designed as an idyllic traditional downtown with pedestrian-oriented streets, beautiful Mediterranean-style architecture, main street storefronts and open air plazas as found in the best historic towns of Florida, this 54-acre site project, will achieve many sustainable design benchmarks, such as: 
Town center
  • Development Density and Open space: concentrating building footprints into two to five-story structures allow for maximized green space, meandering pathways, lakes, a botanical garden, and civic plazas.
  • Community Connectivity: locating residential uses within close proximity to basic services, allow the opportunity to walk to places such as a fitness center, restaurants, shops, a library, a cultural arts center, city hall, two universities, and two cross-county greenway paths.
  • Alternative Transportation: providing a transit hub, with bicycle storage and changing rooms, facilitates public transportation and bicycle commuting.
Sustainable Development serves to underscore a commitment to the long-term health and well-being of our cities.
Miramar USGBC GOLD certification
The City would like to commend Liberty Property Trust and Lexus Corporate, for their initiative to bring green development to the city of Miramar. To find out more about how your company or organization can grow with green or what you can do as an individual, visit www.usgbc.org or any other related websites. 
  • Liberty Center
    Liberty Property Trust owns and manages nearly two million square feet of office and industrial properties in South Florida, with nearly 600,000 square feet of office product in Miramar.  Liberty broke ground on a 17.5-acre office park, Liberty Center @ Monarch Lakes. Liberty has designed each of the two four-story, 110,000 square foot buildings, located near Interstate 75 and Miramar Parkway, to achieve LEED for New Construction “Silver” level certification.
    The USGBC gave Miramar GOLD level certification for this project.
  1. Liberty Center at Monarch Lake Final LEED Certification Review Report
  • Liberty Property Trust
    who recently earned a USGBC Award for Corporate Leadership, has initiated the development of more than a dozen sustainable buildings, ten of which have completed the LEED Certification process (totaling more than 1 million square feet). The other 11 projects (totaling more than 2.7 million) are either under construction (such as the 57-story Comcast Center in Philadelphia) or currently in certification review.
    To find out more about Liberty Property Trust, please visit: www.libertyproperty.com.

  • Lexus Training Facility
    Lexus considers responses to help prevent global warming to be a priority management issue and is implementing measures to reduce carbon emissions by restricting energy consumption in all areas of business activities. The commitment is not limited to manufacturing, but encompasses all aspects of the life-cycle of a product or process in which Lexus conducts business.  Lexus will open a satellite training facility for Lexus technicians, located at the Miramar Park of Commerce, in July of this year. The Lexus Training Facility is seeking LEED for Commercial Interiors certification.
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