Miami International Airport Receives Environmental Achievement Award

Miami International Airport has received the top “Environmental Achievement Award” in the “Environmental Management” category from Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). The award was presented for Miami International Airport’s ongoing Sustainability Project – “one of the largest energy-saving programs ever in the eastern U.S.” Launched in August 2015 in partnership with Florida Power & Light Services (FPLS),

Meet GaïaMa Miami

There is a very special green-certified home on the market in Miami – GaïaMa in Biscayne Park. More than just a green home, GaïaMa integrates the very best smart house technology into a low-impact, sustainable, & healthy home. Modern open floor plan with high ceilings, lots of natural light, polished concrete floors in the living areas

Sustainable Home Developer Wins Builders Association of South Florida Platinum Award for Single Family Homes

Sanctuary at Cutler Bay, a LEED registered community by developer Sustainable 3Ci, Inc, was awarded the “2016 Florida’s Best” Platinum for Single Family Homes by the Builders’ Association of South Florida at last week’s signature event in Orlando. Sanctuary at Cutler Bay homes are self-sustained, self-reliant homes, featuring water reclamation systems, energy efficient appliances, and

Miami Realtor® Achieves National Association of Realtors® Green Designation

Miami, FL December 12, 2016 – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is pleased to announce that Melanie Dawn Molina Wood recently earned her NAR GREEN designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by the National Association of Realtors. She joins an elite group of just 16 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate agents in Florida

‘We as a people will become afraid of the ocean’

This week, one of my favorite journalists, Chris Hayes, is broadcasting an excellent series on climate change. In the series, he traveled to various cities in the U.S. to report on the effects of climate change happening right now. One of the places he highlighted is Miami and Miami Beach. In the segment, which both

“This is what we get when we don’t take care of Florida Bay”

There is a massive seagrass die-off in Florida Bay that experts say “is the latest sign we’re failing to protect the Everglades.”  Since the middle of 2015, approximately 40,000-acres of the bay have been affected with dead seagrass clouding the waters and creating a perfect environment for algae blooms; and this is not the first

Florida International University and Florida Power & Light Unveil Solar Research Facility

On Wednesday, at Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique Campus,  FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and Eric Silagy, president and CEO of Florida Power & Light, held a conference to introduce the just completed $3.5 million solar power array that is also a parking canopy and a research facility. The 1.4-megawatt solar array is comprised of more

EcoSystems Uses Leak Detection & Retrofits Lower Water Bills

Miami-based EcoSystems was featured on ABC Channel 10 News for their Earth Day broadcast. Brothers Richard and Lawrence Lamondin were interview by ABC reporter/anchor, Victor Oquendo,  on how they are able to save their clients “millions of gallons of water, while lowering water bills by thousands of dollars” Saving the environment and saving money usually don’t

USGBC Miami Presents: How to Get a Green Job – April 13

The Miami Branch of the USGBC South Florida Region presents an in-depth look at the job market evolution. Join us for this timely program as we follow four successful professionals through their development and find out how sustainability has played a key role in their careers.   Our panelists will speak from their various experiences

3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show at FIU

It’s almost here! The 3rd annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show is on March 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Paul Cejas Architecture Building, Modesto Maidique (main) Campus at Florida International University. Created by friend and fellow USGBC member, Amira Ajlouni, as part of her thesis project in 2014, the fashion show’s purpose is to