Located in the most challenging heat and humidity zone in North America, the home is the first in South Florida of this size to achieve LEED Gold certification (the home overcame a LEED size penalty reduction of 16.5 points).
The certified HERS rating of 33 and an annual energy consumption of $0.30 per s.f. surpass the AIA 2030 Commitment of reducing energy consumption by 60%.
Passive tropical design strategies include cross-ventilation cooling and deep porches, which shade glass areas. Active energy conservation measures include a solar trellis, climate control zones that respond to functional activity, home automation, and cool roofs. Architectural details were designed to minimize dust and promote clean air quality. WELL BUILDING standards were adopted across all categories
Climate zones of United States and Caribbean Islands
Tropical Wet/Dry Season Climate
Humd Subtropical Climate