Location: Miami, FL
Owner: Rilea Group
Certification Level: LEED Gold (C&S v2.0)
Services: LEED Consulting & Building Commissioning
Contractor: Coastal Construction
1450 Brickell is a 35-story, 586,000 square-foot ‘class-A’ office tower in downtown Miami, Florida’s Brickell Financial District. The building offers both commercial office and ground-level retail space and is located in one of the neighborhood’s least congested areas, offering convenient in-and-out access, as well as some of the area’s best views of Biscayne Bay. The tower, which is downtown Miami’s first pre-certified LEED Gold ‘class-A’ office building, offers flexible floor plates ranging in size from 24,000 square-feet to 25,600 square-feet.
Alan Ojeda, developer of 1450 Brickell, said the building’s gold LEED
certification adds value, especially in combination with hurricane-resistant features he has built into his building. The features include a curtain wall of glass that is tested to withstand 327 mph winds and missile-impact glass that exceeds code.
Ojeda said consumers understand that LEED certification is not hype.
“It’s not a cute thing that, to a consumer, you save electricity or that your building is more
protected [from hurricanes],” he said.
“I could have had a simple box, but I wanted the building to stand out,” he said.
Ojeda decided to get gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Environment and Energy Design (LEED), the oldest and most recognized green construction certification.
Ojeda is also encouraging tenants to follow LEED guidelines in their buildout.
“By setting a new standard in green design, 1450 Brickell’s LEED gold precertification has the potential to dramatically shape future development in Miami’s urban core,” said Jason Biondi, a LEED professional with the Miami-based Spinnaker Group