Certified Project

Project Detail

Progresso Point

Progresso Point

Address:
619 N Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Type:
High-Rise
Status:
Certified
Certification Date:
March 9, 2012
Certification Level:
N/A
Certification Score:
55
Certification Version:
1
Registration Date:
January 24, 2012
Submittal Date:
February 15, 2012
Project Contact:
Jennifer Languell
Project Contact Phone:
239-278-3175
Website:
http://www.progressopoint.pmiflorida.com/

Company

Name:
Reliance Housing Foundation
Address:
20 Battery Park Avenue
Suite 305
Asheville, NC 28804
Phone:
828-225-6800

Property

New/Existing:
New
Occupancy Type:
Residential
Square Feet:
117,567
Affordable Housing:
Yes

Certification Review

Evaluator:
Michael Houston

Project Description

8 Floors 76 Units
No Commercial Space

Progresso Point is the first building certified under the Florida Green Building Coalition’s Green High-Rise Residential Designation. It is a 76-unit affordable housing project of the Broward County Housing Authority and the Reliance Housing Foundation

The project recycled more than 75 percent of its construction and demolition waste. Units are 50 percent more efficient than Florida Building Code requires, achieved through the incorporation of Energy Star appliances, dual flush toilets, tankless water heaters, programmable thermostats, and Energy Star qualified lighting in all open and common areas. Other green features include minimizing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through the proper selection of materials and finishes throughout, and use of drought tolerant landscaping that reduces use of potable water for irrigation by more than 75%.

Green Achievements

  • Units are 50% More Energy Efficient than Building Code requires.
  • Advanced Commissioning of the building systems was performed before occupancy to ensure proper operation.
  • Reduced energy consumption for interior lighting.
  • Incorporates drought tolerant landscaping and reduces use of potable water for irrigation by more than 75%.
  • Incorporates Energy Star appliances.
  • Incorporates low flow and water conserving faucets and fixtures.
  • Considered an "infill project" - close to services and amenities thus reducing the carbon emissions of urban sprawl.
  • Minimized site disturbance during construction and reduces storm water impacts by providing on-site treatment.
  • Minimizes project impact on night sky illumination by the use of high efficiency and intelligently designed exterior lighting strategies.
  • Minimizes volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through the proper selection of materials and finishes throughout the interior of the building ensuring a more healthy indoor air environment.
  • Incorporates plenty of natural daylight and provides occupants with extensive views to the outside environment.
  • Diverted more than 75% of the construction waste to recycling centers for processing.
  • Incorporates impact resistant windows and doors to protect against hurricanes.
  • Utilizes noncombustible materials on the exterior of the building to reduce potential fire threat from wildfires.
  • Innovative Credit: 100% covered parking
  • Innovative Credit: Re-developing an existing site within the Urban Growth Boundary
  • Innovative Credit: Clothes Washer Water Factor
  • Innovative Credit: Soil Moisture Sensors
  • Innovative Credit: Light colored walls
  • Innovative Credit: Exhaust Fans installed in parking garage

Green Team Contacts

Architect

William Encinosa
Cohen, Freedman, Encinosa & Associates
8085 NW 155th Street, Miami, FL 33016
Phone: 305-826-3999

Designated Professional

Jennifer Languell
Trifecta Construction Solutions
PO Box 60024, Fort Myers, FL 33906
Phone: 239-278-3175
Fax: 239-278-3176

Engineer-Civil

Stephen Botek
Botek Thurlow Engineering Inc
tbd, tbd, FL tbd

Engineer-Mechanical

Ralphel Pena Jr
RPJ Inc
4977 SW 74th Court, Miami, FL 33155
Phone: 305-666-2131
http://www.rpjmep.com/

Engineer-Structural

Samuel De Leon
CHU Structural Engineering Inc
tbd, tbd, FL tbd

Landscape Architect/Design

Emilio Fuster
No Company Specified
tbd, tbd, FL tbd

Owner

Jeff Shetterly
Reliance Housing Foundation
20 Battery Park Avenue, Suite 305, Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828-225-6800