|[February 21, 2013]
Foram Group's 600 Brickell Certified LEED Platinum by U.S. Green Building Council
MIAMI --(Business Wire)--
Group announced today that its 600
Brickell at Brickell World Plaza office tower has received LEED®
Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The 40-story, 600,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial tower in the
heart of Miami's financial district is the only building of its kind in
Florida, and one of only a handful of its class and size in the world,
to be so designated. It received the designation in the core and shell
category, which applies to new construction.
LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation's
leading certification organization for design, construction and
operation of high-performance, green buildings. The Washington,
D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a sustainable
future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green
"This is a monumental honor for us and rare for any developer," said
Loretta Cockrum, Foram's founder, chairwoman and CEO. "We are gratified
tha the U.S. Green Building Council has recognized our team's
creativity in setting a new standard for environmentally sustainable
Class-A office towers."
600 Brickell was recognized by the U.S. Green building Council for its
pioneering work in achieving efficiencies in energy, lighting, water and
material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable
strategies to reduce its carbon footprint.
"In developing 600 Brickell, Foram Group created a superior sustainable
working environment by combining all the elements of a world-class
office building with the sophisticated amenities of a five-star hotel.
There is no building quite like it, with an unsurpassed combination of
location, amenities, security and technology," said Tracy Story,
President of Management and Leasing for Foram Group.
"Every detail of this building was planned and examined before one
shovel of dirt was ever turned," said Cockrum. The $300-million
eco-friendly, smart building features include central monitoring and
control of air quality, temperature and lighting, resulting in a
healthier, more comfortable and more secure working environment, and
fully redundant electrical backup systems designed to eliminate tenants'
business interruptions and technology worries in a 24/7 world. It offers
both public and secured WiFi (News - Alert) and direct access to the world's Internet
backbone through underground, redundant fiber-optic connections linking
directly to the NAP (Network Access Point (News - Alert)) of the Americas less than one
mile away. 600 Brickell is the first "Class A" office building of this
magnitude to be ISO 27001 Certified, the internationally accepted
benchmark for information security.
"We wanted to build something that would be as relevant 50 years from
now as it is today," added Cockrum. "We have achieved our goal."
About 600 Brickell at Brickell World Plaza
600 Brickell was designed by the global architecture firm RTKL
and offers tenants unparalleled technology, amenities and location. It
features a 30,000-square-foot ground-level plaza and public gathering
place and ground floor retail. The 14th-floor conference
center provides HD video conferencing, flexible meeting space, a
wrap-around outdoor terrace, reception facilities, and a private gym
with sweeping city views.
As a Cisco
Connected Commercial Office Building, 600 Brickell offers a growing
suite of data, voice, video and security solutions for tenants over one
IP network, and an on-site Information and Communications Technology
(ICT) team. Please visit its website at www.brickellworldplaza.com.
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