All of the projects undertaken by CMD are designed and constructed using sustainable processes, with new construction seeking either Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification as established by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) or by adopting the Broward County “Go Green Seal of Sustainability" procedures.
CMD has completed numerous LEED Gold, Silver, and certified facilities, many of which have been recognized for their design and sustainability excellence. CMD was an early adopter of sustainable design and construction, providing LEED Accredited Professional training in 2001 for the Division's Project Managers and the larger construction community.
In 2008, Broward County passed Sustainable Ordinance Resolution 2008-856. Under this ordinance, CMD provides educational and technical resources to County departments that support and promote sustainable design and construction. CMD offers technical expertise on specific sustainable building issues on a case-by-case basis, develops policies and procedures to implement the green building program and promotes LEED training programs.
The Construction Management Division is pleased to announce that the Broward Addiction Recovery Center (BARC Central) and the Broward County Judicial Complex (BCJC) Midrise projects were both finalists at the recent U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida GalaVerde Awards!
The BARC Central project won the award for best in class as 'Innovative Project of the Year – New Construction, Public Safety' category. The project which achieved LEED Gold certification for sustainability, has been identified as an Innovative Project in Health and Wellness in the Built Environment.
The LEED Gold certified BCJC Midrise Full Building Renovation project has been identified as Innovative Existing Building Performance and was a finalist for this award.
CMD also incorporates the WELL Building Standard (WELL) design principles as a guideline on most new construction projects.
We go further by mitigating climate impacts by incorporating resilient design which is the intentional design of buildings and landscapes to respond to natural disasters and disturbances such as hurricanes and flooding.