‘Revolutionary:’ Miami’s First-Ever Carbon-Neutral Building Announced, With Glass That Generates Electricty

In Coral Gables, a developer has announced plans for a mixed-use building that will be built with photovoltaic glass.

The electricity-generating glass will combine with other features will help to make it the first carbon-neutral building in Florida, developer Terranova Corporation says.

In addition to generating power, the high-performance glass will insulate the building, said Arquitectonica founder Bernardo Fort-Brescia, who is designing the building.

A high-tech battery system is planned to collect and store the solar energy, and will be used to operate systems including elevators.

There will also be new air conditioner technology installed that needs just 30% of the energy compared to conventional A/C systems.

The building will be known as 93 Miracle Mile.

“93 Miracle Mile will be a revolutionary project,” said Stephen Bittel, the founder and chairman of Terranova

Bittel said he expects the building to be a blueprint for other developers and city planners.

The four-story building will have 36,482 square feet of space. There will be restaurant on the ground floor, retail on the second and third levels, and office space on the fourth level. A rooftop terrace will be covered with a trellis.

The building would be the first to be built under Coral Gables’ new Miracle Mile Overlay code, and fully complies with zoning rules. The design includes stone cladding and a rooftop suspended orchid garden.

Construction is expected to begin as soon as city approvals and permits are obtained, with delivery one year later.

 

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Little havana needs 200 of these

Anonymous
4 months ago

Literally, it’s the perfect area for affordable housing projects

Anonymous
4 months ago

So is every Metrorail station, but I doubt entitled manchildren on here want to live “there.”

Pol
4 months ago

up zone little Havana

Anonymous
4 months ago

Infill vacant lots, designate, restore and sell air rights of historic properties, and extend Metrorail from Miami Airport to Douglas Road Station. Otherwise, it’ll be the same Melo-tier garbage and a traffic nightmare.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Waaaahhhhh!!!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

The buildings around it, yes. If you mean the box with Tetris block windows, no neighborhood or city deserves such crap.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Waaaahhhhh!!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Little Havana needs lots more than this but between the old abuelitas claiming ownership of the neighborhood and the woke left worried about “gentrification”, Little Havana will continue to deteriorate and become less safe for all of us in close proximity.

Anonymous
4 months ago

sob.. poor you, sob…..

Anónimo
4 months ago

You think little Havana is unsafe 🤣🤣🤣

Anonymous
4 months ago

And lots of the nasty deteriorating buildings leveled, por favor.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I love this, more buildings in Florida need to follow suit

Anonymous
4 months ago

The environmental aspect and not architecture, I hope.

anonymous
4 months ago

yep thats what i meant

Anonymous
4 months ago

I doubt sufficient energy can be collected and stored to run the ACs during the extreme hot months. I hope it works. I wonder how much more it costs than traditional construction.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Oh boy, another doubting Debbie…

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’d rather read a post with critical thought than a brainless cheerleading post.

Zonked
4 months ago

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.”

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’ll take what you said about the critic and the man who points into consideration if they have ever tried to this.

Not Anonymous
4 months ago

you are doing the same thing to them

Mr. Worldwide
4 months ago

Doubting Daniel

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’d rather read a post with critical thought than a brainless cheerleading post.

Slim Shady
4 months ago

That’s notsignaling. The developer only needs to make enough electricity to charge his Tesla. The other expenses will be passed off to his tennants.

Stephen Bittlel will make this kind of investment because the payoffs will be minimal but the political points will be great.
It’s virtue signalling.

As good as it gets
4 months ago

Nice project. Coral Gables needs more foot traffic. Some weekends are dead.

Sub Tropics
4 months ago

What is this new AC that is 3x the efficiency of current tech that are already made of the now-trendy for heating heat pumps?.. that are 3x more efficient than heat generation? Do they still cool and dehumidify?

Sub Tropics
4 months ago
Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s the Washington Compost, what do you expect?

Anon
4 months ago

Small – cute

Paul Gorman
4 months ago

2nd and 3rd story retail?

Anonymous Readers
4 months ago

This should be in Wynwood, Design District, or Midtown

Anonymous
4 months ago

And why not coral gables…?

Original
4 months ago

No. Each area should have its own look but they should all vibe as mainland Miami.

Anonymous
4 months ago

As long as that same vibe isn’t created by Arquitectonica. Funny, this building may be clad in stone like it’s neighbors, but still gives of their quirky, cheap and nasty design of random windows.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’ll bash, destroy, smash, beat, demolish, raze, wreck, ruin,

Not Anonymous
4 months ago

Unusual that the city let them build the building with such a modern design, especially in Miracle Mile. Nevertheless, it is a very beautiful building and a great omen that Miami is finally embracing Sustainable architecture.

anon anon
4 months ago

There are plenty of modern buildings in downtown coral gables. it is the neighborhoods themselves that have the architecutral style motifs, but downtown coral gables has many good post war modern buildings.

Not Anonymous
4 months ago

“Many” is a stretch. Most are faux Mediterranean with orange or pink paint.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Still more timeless than anything by Arqueeftectonica. You can cover a building with limestone, but it still looks awful with those windows.

Western Civ Maximalist
4 months ago

Remember when sustainable architecture meant thousands of pounds of steel reinforced concrete so the building would last forever up until essentially last year? I member. Then someone actually did the math and turns out less robust materials of traditional building methods way more green, because buildings get knocked down at the same rate regardless of materials used – because cities change over time (duh). Oh but loser architects still do concrete minimalism while moaning abt the environment bc feelings > facts for every horn rimmed kook in the trade. And vanity, ofc.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They get variances if building are in the Mediterranean revival style

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well that explains why all that pharmacy shut down

Pickle Rick
4 months ago

That’s pretty cool.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You can lick the carbon off my balls

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miracle Mile Winning.

Karley Chynces
4 months ago

This is going to be a game changer for Coral Gables… not long for the other historic owners on Miracle Mile to follow

SteveWillDoIt
4 months ago

Lindy Effect