The accolades for 1450 Brickell continue to pour in. The 35-story, 586,000-square-foot Class A high-rise in Miami, Florida has been recognized as the co-winner of the “Outstanding LEED CS Project” by the U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter. The award was announced last week at the 2011 GalaVerde Awards ceremony, the organization’s annual LEEDership and Green Awards Program.
Brickell sets a new benchmark for both sustainable design and construction, while also showcasing the latest in hurricane resistant technologies. The project is Miami’s first office tower to have earned LEED Gold pre-certification from the USGBC, and has since become LEED Gold certified. However, the project’s real bragging rights come from its claim as the strongest curtainwall window system of any commercial building in the nation. Exposed to Miami’s downtown Brickell Avenue corridor — where the certainty of future storms is inevitable — Enclos provided design/build services for the project’s curtainwall systems, all designed to maximize building and occupant safety. While Miami-Dade County requires glass in the first 30 feet of a building to be large-missile impact-resistant, Brickell’s entire 508-foot tall tower is designed for large-missile impact — all while displaying downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay below with floor-to-ceiling windows.
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