The U.S. Green Building Council has recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum certification to the the mixed-use Treasure Island development. Gail Kalinoski for Commercial Property Executive describes the green initiatives of the project and what it means for future homeowners and visitors to the area.
It’s the highest designation possible for a green, sustainable development and USGBC officials said the Treasure Island development is one of the highest-scoring LEED-ND projects to date. The project is also the largest plan, in terms of acres, to receive the LEED-ND Platinum certification and the largest to be certified under LEED v4, the USGBC’s latest rating system. It is also one of just 17 in the world to be certified at the Platinum level.
The USGBC said the designation was granted for the developers’ plans for implementing measurable strategies and best practices to achieve sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, sea-level rise adaptation and overall environmental quality.
Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of USGBC, said the Treasure Island plan “demonstrates tremendous green leadership that will be recognized globally.”
“With its plan, Treasure Island has responded proactively to the most important challenges of our time, including global climate change, dependence on non-sustainable and expensive sources of energy and threats to human health,” Fedrizzi added in prepared remarks.
The multi-phase redevelopment is being planned by Treasure Island Community Development, a joint venture between Lennar Corp. and its Lennar Urban division, Stockbridge Capital Group and Wilson Meany. After years of planning and seeking approvals from local, state and federal officials, construction began in the spring at the site of a former naval base. Phase One will have about 2,100 residential units, approximately 500 hotels rooms, retail and 90 acres of parks and open space. When completed, the project will encompass about 8,000 homes, 2,000 of them affordable, along with 200,000 square feet of retail space and 300,000 square feet of office and commercial space and the 500 hotel rooms.
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