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Miami's first LEED-certified office tower

January 15, 2010
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MIAMI — The Wachovia Financial Center in downtown Miami has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Opperations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first LEED-certified office tower in the city, according to the South Florida Business Journal.

According to the story, the 55-story building is the tallest office tower in South Florida and a ceremony featuring Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez was held yesterday to present a plaque commemorating the new rating.

USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi said: "Wachovia Financial Center''s LEED Gold certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership. Building operations are 40 percent of the solution to the global climate challenge, and innovative properties like Wachovia Financial Center are meeting it through local solutions."

Among the green features in the building are investments in energy-saving upgrades and a commitment to optimize building operations, the story added.

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