E3 Building Sciences recently announced that it has been chosen to provide assistance in certifying the a new mid-rise project for the 87-unit Lil Abner Apartments in Miami to meet LEED standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC). Developer Consolidated Real Estate Investment of Miami selected Burgos Lanza Architects & Planners of Miami provide the initial design of the five-story building. The project team hopes to break ground this year and eventually achieve LEED Silver Certification.
"I think there are a lot of beneficial aspects to it," explained Carlos Lanza, project architect, regarding the new LEED for Mid-Rise program. "You’re doing your part to conserve the Earth’s resources. You’re being conscious of the environment and I think that’s a step forward."
The Lil Abner Apartments, located on a 4.65 acre site, will be built to the ASHRAE 90.1 Standard, a national commercial building benchmark for improved energy consumption in buildings. The energy and water efficient units will provide residents with lower monthly household expenses for a more comfortable lifestyle.
"Seniors are often on fixed incomes and a LEED Certified Home will help buffer their household finances from rising electric and water bills while better indoor air quality through fresh air ventilation should help reduce airborne illnesses," said Ben Millar, Business Development Director at E3 Building Sciences.