LEED Buildings

Broward County is Building Green!

What is a Green Building?

A Green Building takes into account:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Material and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovation in Design
  • Regional Priority

What is LEED?

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.  Source: USGBC.

In October 2008, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution creating the County Green Building Policy. All new County-owned and operated buildings must achieve a minimum LEED* rating of "LEED Certified," meaning the project must attain a minimum of 26 points in the USGBC's rating system. All County projects deemed eligible for the program must register with the USGBC and must be certified by a third party green building rater. As of January 2012, Broward County has four government buildings that have been built to LEED standards.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has four levels of LEED.

LEED Certified 

LEED Silver 

 LEED Gold

 LEED Platinum

As of January 2012, Broward County has 4 government buildings that have been built to LEED standards. 

Green Buildings in Broward County

Dania Beach Paul DeMaio
Branch Library
1 Park Avenue, East,
Dania Beach, Fl 33004
Dania Beach Library
Young at Art Museum and
Broward County Library
751 SW 121st Avenue,
Davie, Fl 33325
Young at Art
Greater Fort Lauderdale - Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Greater Fort Lauderdale - Broward County Convention Center
LEED Silver
South Regional/BC Library
7300 Pines Boulevard,
Pembroke Pines, Fl  33024
South Regional Library

LEED Silver
Broward County Environmental
Monitoring Laboratory
3211 College Avenue,
Davie, FL  33314

Broward Environmental Monitoring Lab 
LEED Silver
Broward County Edgar Mills
Health Center
900 NW 31st Avenue,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33311
Edgar Mills Building 
Future Projects Being Constructed to LEED Standards   
Broward County Courthouse
201 SE 6th Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 
Broward County Courthouse 

Lauderhill Central Park Library
and Performing Arts Center
3810 NW 11th Place,
Lauderhill, FL  33311

Lauderhill Performing Arts 
Pompano Beach Library
Site & Address to be determined
Pompano Beach Library 
Ravenswood Bus
Maintenance Facility
5440 Ravenswood Rd.,
Dania Beach, FL 33312
Ravenswood Bus Terminal