Expansion Project Encourages Sustainable Development
A key design principle of Broward County’s Convention Center expansion and new headquarters hotel project is to encourage sustainable development. As a LEED EB Gold Certified facility, the existing Convention Center has set the stage for future sustainable development.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) designation signifies leadership in green building. LEED is a U.S. Green Building Council certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices that save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
The Convention Center achieved LEED Gold certification in 2012, the second highest level of certification available, and immediately registered with the United States Green Building Council to apply for recertification in 2017.
Both the Convention Center expansion and new headquarters hotel are anticipated to be designated LEED Gold.