Certified Project

Project Detail

Gables Ponce Phase II

4535 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Certification Date:
April 8, 2015
Certification Score:
Certification Version:
Registration Date:
June 16, 2014
Submittal Date:
March 2, 2015
Project Contact:
Jennifer Languell
Project Contact Phone:


Gables Development
Sheldon Powell
225 NE Mizner Blvd
Suite 400
Boca Raton, FL 33432


Occupancy Type:
Square Feet:
Affordable Housing:

Certification Review

Michael Houston

Project Description

119 Units, 10 Floors, Condo/Apts

Green Achievements

  • Provides a design that is 15% more efficient than FL Code
  • All building HVAC&R systems are free of HCFC’s and Halons
  • Owner purchases 75% certified green power.
  • All appliances are Energy Star certified
  • Water heater is installed in a central location.
  • Landscape comprised of a minimum of 75% of drought tolerant plants.
  • Reduces potable water consumption for irrigation on 75% of area irrigated.
  • All toilets installed permit one to flush at volumes lower than required by EPACT.
  • Each shower is equipped with only one showerhead.
  • Faucet aerators are installed on all fixtures.
  • All fixtures installed are rated at a flow rate equal to or lower than that mandated by the EPACT
  • Not developed on prime farmland, flood prone areas, habitat for threatened species, 100ft of Wetland, or public parkland.
  • Is within a minimum of 1/2 mile of one rail node or 1/4 mile of 1 or more bus lines.
  • Provides securing locations for bicyclers and showering and changing rooms for 5% of total occupants
  • Does not exceed the minimum zoning parking requirements.
  • Limits site disturbance to 40 feet beyond the building perimeter.
  • Exceeds minimum zoning requirements for open space by 25%
  • No net increase in stormwater runoff from pre-development conditions to post-development
  • Provides onsite measures to reduce heat island effects
  • Provides either a green roof (50% of roof area) or Energy Star Certified roofing material (75% of roof area).
  • Smoking is allowed only in designated smoking areas.
  • All adhesives and sealants meet VOC limits.
  • All paints meet VOC limits.
  • All carpet and carpet products meet the Carpet & Rug Institute Green Label Certification Program.
  • All composite wood and agrifiber products contain no added urea-formaldehyde.
  • All insulation products are free of formaldehyde.
  • Provides minimum of one operable window and one lighting control zone per 200 SF for all areas within 15 ft of perimeter.
  • Provides 50% of all occupants individual control of airflow temperature, and lighting.
  • Provides natural daylighting to 75% of interior spaces.
  • Provides views to vision glazing for 75% of all occupants.
  • All grout lines between tiles are less than 3/16" wide.
  • Sealed combustion water heater, or use of an electric water heating system.
  • Use of a sealed combustion furnace or use of an electric heating system such as a heat pump.
  • Installed armored/metal hoses on all fixtures/appliances.
  • Project has infrastructure for recycling paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, and metal.
  • Project diverts a minimum of 75% of all waste from landfill.
  • Incorporates 10% (based on material cost) recycled materials.
  • Uses a single lever shutoff valve requiring only a 90 degree turn.
  • Utilizes impact resistant glazing and impact resistant entry points.
  • Slab elevation is 12" above 100 year flood plan and all grades around building slope away.
  • Utilizes fire resistant exterior wall cladding, roof covering or subroof, soffit and vent materials.
  • FGBC Designated Professional was involved with project design & construction.
  • Utilizes soil moisture sensors.
  • Utilizes light colored interior finishes.
  • Easy access to basic services.
  • Carpet tiles are using common areas.
  • Second year of utilizing green power.
  • Equipment tie down are on the roof
  • Is located in an FGBC Certified Green Local Government.
  • Provides 100% covered parking.
  • Non Cypress mulch used.
  • Light colored exterior.

Green Team Contacts


Robin Garcia
Behar Font & Partners P.A.
4533 Ponce DeLeon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-740-5442


Modesto Millo
Facchina Construction of Florida, LLC
9675 NW 117 Avenue, Suite 109, Miami, FL 33178
Phone: 305-219-5638

Designated Professional

Jennifer Languell
Trifecta Construction Solutions
PO Box 60024, Fort Myers, FL 33906
Phone: 239-229-3177


Ralphel Pena Jr
4977 SW 74th Court, Miami, FL 33155
Phone: 305-666-2131


Adrian Pena
4977 SW 74th Court, Miami, FL 33155
Phone: 305-666-2131

Landscape Architect/Design

Andy Witkin
Witkin Hults
307 S 21st Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone: 954-923-9681


Sheldon Powell
Gables Development
225 NE Mizner Blvd, Suite 400, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-997-9700