12 Oct Strata Wynwood Honored with FGBC Award for Outstanding Achievement
ST. PETERSBURG – Spinnaker Group, a Division of SOCOTEC, is delighted to announce that Strata Wynwood has been awarded the prestigious Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) High-Rise certification for 2022, achieving the highest score in its category.
This recognition further establishes Strata Wynwood as a leader in sustainable development and showcases the commitment of its project team, including Rockpoint, Rockhill Management, Bozzuto Management, CIM Group, Stantec, Feller Engineering, Kast Construction, and Spinnaker Group, in creating a green, environmentally responsible building.
The FGBC High-Rise certification is a testament to the sustainability practices implemented throughout the design, construction, and operation of Strata Wynwood. This recognition demonstrates Strata Wynwood’s dedication to reducing its environmental impact, achieving operational efficiencies, providing a safer and healthier building environment and a state-of-the-art living experience for its residents, office tenants, retailers, and resident artists, all with the goal of maximizing investment performance.
As the owner of Strata Wynwood, Rockpoint has embraced sustainable building practices throughout the development of the property. Through its collaboration with CIM Group, a renowned developer known for its commitment to sustainable projects, Rockpoint has brought to life a landmark development that truly embodies environmental responsibility.
Spinnaker Group, a Division of SOCOTEC, served as the Sustainability Consultants and Commissioning Agents for Strata Wynwood. Spinnaker’s expertise in green building strategies and commissioning ensured the project’s compliance with the FGBC’s rigorous requirements. Through meticulous analysis and guidance, Spinnaker Group enabled Strata Wynwood to achieve an exceptional level of sustainability, garnering this coveted FGBC Gold recognition.
“We are incredibly proud to have been part of the Strata Wynwood project and to receive this prestigious FGBC High-Rise certification,” said Jonathan Burgess, Principal of Spinnaker Group, a Division of SOCOTEC. “This award highlights the exceptional dedication and collaborative effort of the entire project team in creating a sustainable and high-performing property. Strata Wynwood is a testament to what can be achieved when sustainability is integrated into every aspect of development.”
Stantec, the architect behind Strata Wynwood, contributed expertise and creativity to the project to ensure a harmonious integration of sustainable design principles and functionality. The thoughtful approach not only prioritized the well-being of residents, and commercial tenants, but also aligned with the FGBC’s stringent certification standards.
Feller Engineering, the MEP Engineer, played a pivotal role in developing efficient and energy-conscious systems within Strata Wynwood. By implementing cutting-edge technologies and optimizing resource usage, the firm contributed to the building’s high-performance profile.
Strata Wynwood is not just an architectural marvel; it represents a sustainable lifestyle and a commitment to reducing the property’s ecological footprint. The building incorporates a range of environmentally friendly features such as energy-efficient systems, water conservation measures, waste management initiatives, and a focus on indoor air quality to enhance the health and well-being of residents.
The FGBC High-Rise certification for Strata Wynwood serves as a leading example for the construction industry and the wider community, illustrating the feasibility and benefits of sustainable building practices. By prioritizing sustainability, Strata Wynwood has set a benchmark for future high-rise developments in Florida and beyond.
In addition to promoting sustainability, the standard provides the framework for local governments in Florida to improve internal communications, decrease redundancies and generate new approaches towards minimizing environmental impact, including energy use, water use, waste and pollution generation, and greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2000 the non-profit FGBC brought together industry professionals from the construction, government, academic and research communities to create green building standards tailored specifically to Florida.
FGBC is by far the largest certifier of green residential and commercial construction, local governments, communities in the state with over 30,000 green certified projects.
Unlike USGBC LEED, Green Globes, and other standards, FGBC “Florida Green” takes a scientific approach developed with state-specific criteria. They address Florida’s hot-humid environment, distinctive topography, unique geology, resiliency, and natural disasters.