Built for CenTrust Savings & Loan in 1987, the 47-story building ranks in the top ten tallest skyscrapers in Miami and in Florida at a height of 625 feet and is known for its elaborate night-time illuminations and its dramatic three glass tiers. Designed the by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners architectural firm, the tower consists of two separate structures: A 10-story parking garage owned by the city and the 37-story office tower built upon the air rights of the garage.
Downtown Miami’s multi-color illuminated skyline is now a whole lot greener as Miami Tower, the city’s most iconic and photographed skyscraper, becomes its newest LEED-certified building. The 47-story, 623,000-square-foot office tower located at 100 S.E. 2nd St. earned LEED EB Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council under the Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance standard. With this recognition, Miami Tower becomes the third Class A tower in the city’s urban core to earn LEED EB certification.
The JLL property management team in partnership with consultant Servidyne completed the certification process on behalf of building owner LaSalle Investment Management. Earning this certification further solidifies the building’s commitment to environmental sustainability and will translate into energy savings in the long term, reducing operating expenses for its tenants.
“We continue to invest in projects that increase the building’s sustainability, reduce energy and water use, as well as greenhouse emissions – all with the goal of contributing to a best-in-class environment and lower operating costs for our tenants,” said Ty Spearing, Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management. “This is the latest step in maintaining Miami Tower’s status as a premier Class A building in Downtown Miami and a leader in technology, design, environmental sustainability, tenant services and amenities.”
The most widely recognized and widely used green building program across the globe, LEED is certifying 1.5 million square feet of building space each day in 135 countries. This is a certification program for buildings, homes and communities that guides the design, construction, operations and maintenance. Today, more than 53,000 projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 10.1 billion square feet of construction space.
“We are lighting up the Miami skyline while reducing greenhouse gasses by installing an LED lighting system and pursuing other green initiatives for water reduction, cleaning and landscape practices,” said Jones Lang LaSalle’s Tom Matese, General Manager of Miami Tower.