Existing Building Earns LEED Certification With Building Automation

Another first for Florida in LEED certification! Last month the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center was awarded gold certification from The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), an arm of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance.”  It is the first convention center in Florida to be LEED certified on any level, and one of only three in the nation to achieve LEED Gold certification for an existing building.

“This is truly a great day for Broward County as we bring home the gold and celebrate the successful transformation of our convention center into a model of sustainability,” said Nicki Grossman, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We have reached an Olympic goal that no other Florida convention center has attained.”

Broward County Mayor John Rodstrom said, “Considering the extraordinary importance to Broward County’s economy of attracting meetings and conventions from around the world, the commitment to achieving LEED for Existing Buildings Gold certified status for our convention center is a crucial investment in our county’s future (that) makes us a convention destination of choice.”

The 600,000 square foot convention center located on 17 acres at the northern end of Port Everglades is architecturally designed to take advantage of their waterfront setting, highlighted by a wall of glass that runs along the entire eastern side of the building.  The centerpiece is a three-level glass atrium with a skylight that provides abundant natural light and looks out on a 1.3 acre fountain plaza, all while taking in the scenic Intracoastal Waterway.  The flexible space consists of four exhibit halls, 2 ballrooms and 31 meeting rooms that can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of any group.

Planning a new building, major renovation or just updating your energy systems, Advanced Control Corporation can lead the way to LEED certification and energy savings. We know how to improve and control the quality of your indoor atmosphere through the efficient use of your HVAC system. Our specialists will design an energy management system that will help you earn those LEED points while saving you money and increasing the efficiency of your building. Contact Advanced Control Corporation today and let one of our experts customize an energy management system for your company.  Advanced Control provides building automation in South Florida, as well as energy management, lighting control, access control, CCTV solutions and more. For more information, call 954-491-6660 today