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Design District WINS with LEED Gold Certification

Sustainability has been a South Florida staple, concentrating on lessening the carbon footprint from building and construction, while embracing the concept of green living. The Palm Court project in Miami has been certified “LEED Gold for Core + Shell” by the U.S. Green Building Council.

For a project of this magnitude, this is a huge achievement, with the entire Design District achieving LEED certification for Neighborhood Development. LEED certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is widely used around the world as a basis for sustainability, evaluating construction, operations, maintenance and design.

A development hit in the area, this 10-square-block district introduces luxury residential condos and lofts, 120 luxury-brand stores, a boutique hotel, restaurants, galleries, and large-scale public design, art and graphic art installations. Due to be completed in late 2016, this three-part project is in its final phase.

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Palm Court Retail Center – Design District Miami

What makes The Palm Court Project So Unique?
This project provides over 50 percent more open space than required, with enhanced access to transportation options, and underground covered parking spaces. The development uses locally-sourced and sustainable materials, optimizing energy performance and system utilization for the reduction of water use. Every roof in this development is a green roof which provides thermal cooling and is a rooftop landscape design, viewable from the airline flight path running directly above the project. The second part of a distinctive project, this supports the continuous trend of sustainable functions in new and existing homes and condominiums.

 Getting in tune with South Florida Real Estate
With the market in full swing, this is a good time for sellers to add some of these elements to attract a diverse set of buyers looking for green concepts through ecology and urbanism. Through environmentally and socially conscious architecture, South Florida is slowly aligning itself with the national trend of designating certain neighborhoods and areas as completely green.

Still vying for the top spot in luxury housing, South Florida developers continue to integrate those design components that make or break sales. Space, beauty, relaxation and practicality are all on the list when attracting homebuyers. For sellers, it’s a growing market that continues to grow. All roads point to the market in this area becoming a hot spot once again, as oceanfront condos and properties are still the most popular property choice, especially for domestic and international home buyers.

Whether you’re looking for a reasonable starter home, or a high-end luxury property, Jorge Guanche can help you locate the home of your dreams. For more information on available homes in the Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and other South Florida areas, contact Jorge Guanche today!