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Apr
25
2013

“Green” Home Tour In SouthWest Miami

7998 SW 98 Terr Entrance

7998 SW 98 Terr Entrance

7998 SW 98 Terr Living Room

7998 SW 98 Terr Living Room

7998 SW 98 Terr Pool

7998 SW 98 Terr Pool

6561 SW 76 Terr Entrance

6561 SW 76 Terr Entrance

6561 SW 76 Terr Electrical Panels

6561 SW 76 Terr Electrical Panels

6561 SW 76 Terr Cistern

6561 SW 76 Terr Cistern

6387 SW 69 St Entrance

6387 SW 69 Terr Entrance

6387 SW 69 St Living Room

6387 SW 69 St Living Room

6227 SW 57 St Entrance

6227 SW 57 Street Entrance

6227 SW 57 St Front Garden

6227 SW 57 St. Front Garden

Last weekend I went on a tour of Green Homes presented by the Miami AIA and the Miami Realtors Association and sponsored by EWM Realty International and Professional Bank. As a realtor I would say “green homes” unfortunately are still  a little ahead of the curve for the general public in Miami and Coral Gables. Their systems may demand a little more work than the public wants and their construction costs can be more expensive than non “green homes”. Still the tour was fascinating though there were many more architects than realtors attending. A rundown of the homes is listed below.

7998 SW 98 Terr: Not certified but a passive design based upon performance over certification

6561 SW 76 Terr: Miami’s first LEED Platinum home with a superior envelope(ICF construction), solar tubes, and a robust rainwater harvesting system. An e-monitor system that allows the owner to track energy consumption

6387 SW 69 Place: A LEED Platinum, termite proof, hurricane proof “tin box” made with Kingspan insulated panels

6227 SW 57 St: A LEED Gold historical preservation project with photovoltaic and solar water heater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is your opinion?