Fort Lauderdale: 1st ‘green’ designated high-rise project

Green building reached a new high last week when Progresso Point, Fort Lauderdale’s newest community in Flagler Village, became the first high-rise in the state of Florida to achieve the Florida Green Building Coalition’s (FGBC) “Green Hi-Rise Residential Designation.”

The FGBC confirmed that the 76-unit multi-family apartment building meets the criteria for healthy, environmentally efficient, affordable housing.

A collaborative project completed by co-developers Reliance Housing Foundation and the Broward County Housing Authority, contractor Facchina Construction and sustainability expert Trifecta Construction Solutions of Fort Myers, Progresso Point is a sustainable apartment community for residents who work in the hundreds of nearby restaurants, service industries, and other professions critical to Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.

Progresso Point Apartment Homes was built at an energy efficiency level 40 percent higher than the established Florida energy code. The apartment complex is also designed with tankless water heaters, water-saving faucets, showerheads, dual flush toilets, air conditioning with a SEER 15 rating, Energy Star qualified lighting in every room, low VOC paint and energy star rated appliances.

Progresso Point Apartment Homes is at 619 N. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.

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