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!!!
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.
- 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.
- 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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FARMERS’ MARKET AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MIRAMAR
When: Every Sunday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Memorial Hospital Miramar, in partnership with the City of Miramar, is hosting a weekly Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Staged at Memorial Hospital Miramar, 1901 SW 172nd Avenue, the Farmers’ Market offers more than 60 vendors, featuring a plethora of yummy scents and flavors from just-picked locally grown fruits and vegetables to fresh baked artisan breads; hot brewed organic coffee and chilly fruit smoothies. Also, baskets brim with fresh herbs and flowers, gourmet sauces, hand-made organic soy candles, soaps and essential oils; vegetarian and gluten free products and much more.
“Part of our mission is to improve the health of the residents we serve, and the Farmers’ Market at Memorial Hospital Miramar is a great opportunity to help promote healthy lifestyles and community well being,” said Leah Carpenter, CEO, Memorial Hospital Miramar. “We hope this Farmers’ Market becomes a gathering place for our community to come and enjoy time with their families and neighbors.”
In addition to natural and organic foods, shoppers can expect a new, exciting and free menu each week of interactive cooking shows, health and fitness demonstrations and gardening workshops.
Miramar Mayor and Commissioners, who enthusiastically support the City’s Green Initiatives, agree with Carpenter.
“Promoting healthy living is a mission we have in common with Memorial Hospital Miramar. This Farmers’ Market is one more quality-of-life reason to live, work and play in our beautiful and progressive city!” Miramar Mayor Lori C. Moseley said.