Meet GaïaMa Miami

There is a very special green-certified home on the market in Miami – GaïaMa in Biscayne Park. More than just a green home, GaïaMa integrates the very best smart house technology into a low-impact, sustainable, & healthy home. Modern open floor plan with high ceilings, lots of natural light, polished concrete floors in the living areas

Sustainable Home Developer Wins Builders Association of South Florida Platinum Award for Single Family Homes

Sanctuary at Cutler Bay, a LEED registered community by developer Sustainable 3Ci, Inc, was awarded the “2016 Florida’s Best” Platinum for Single Family Homes by the Builders’ Association of South Florida at last week’s signature event in Orlando. Sanctuary at Cutler Bay homes are self-sustained, self-reliant homes, featuring water reclamation systems, energy efficient appliances, and

Green infrastructure should be at the heart of urban planning

In last week’s edition of BusinessGreen.com, “AECOM’s Robert Spencer argues green infrastructure ideas should be considered at the start of any major urban development project.” Spencer writes: A shift in culture and understanding is required if green infrastructure, or working with nature to achieve desired engineering outcomes, is to gain equal footing with other types of

The Biggest Green Building Trends for 2016

What will be trending in green building for 2016? Citizen’s General Insurance Brokers put together this excellent infographic with their ideas for a more eco-friendly new year: Their 2016 predictions include: Net Positive Energy Homes Water Reuse and Supply Drought Resistant Yards Health Conscious Building Cool Roofs Nanotechnology Sustainable Flooring Recycled Countertops A Return to Steel Down

Introduction to WELL Building

“We believe that buildings should be developed with people’s health and wellness at the center of design.” WELL building was the topic at last night’s U.S. Green Building Council – Miami Chapter program. Susan MacMurchy from Delos in New York and Jonathan Burgess from The Spinnaker Group led the discussion, which included an overview of the WELL

Tampa Pledges to Create the World’s First “WELL Certified City District”

“WELL” is a relatively new concept focused on improving “the people live by developing spaces that enhance occupant health and quality of life“. The WELL Building Standard encompasses seven categories of human well-being – air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind – and the building must perform in each to receive certification. And now, “Delos®,

LEED for ALL – Workshop October 1 & 2 in Brickell

Greg Hamra is one of the most dynamic speakers I know, and one of the most passionate about green living. This Thursday and Friday, October 1st and 2nd, Greg is again teaching his “LEED for ALL” class in Brickell at the LEED Platinum Brickell World Plaza, 600 Brickell Avenue. If you are in the Miami

5 Simple Ways to Green Your Apartment

If you are a renter in one of the condominium towers built in the City of Miami after 2010, chances are good that you are already living in a “green” building. According to Miami 21, the City of Miami planning code, “All new Buildings of more than 50,000 square feet of Habitable Rooms and Habitable Space

Google’s Project Sunroof

Last week Google’s Green Blog announced “Project Sunroof: mapping the planet’s solar energy potential, one rooftop at a time.” Project Sunroof is a new online tool we’re testing to help homeowners explore whether they should go solar. Available in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno (in central California), and the Boston area for now, the