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US Green Building Council head visits area residential community

A sustainability leader traveled to Bradenton recently to acknowledge 100 homes that earned LEED Platinum certification.

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A bigwig in the sustainability world was in town recently for an environmental milestone.

The official, U.S Green Building Council President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam, traveled to Bradenton to mark the 100th LEED Platinum certified house in the 55+ Mirabella community.

LEED or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a measure of resource efficiency and sustainability. It’s widely used as a green building rating system. The Platinum level is the highest level of LEED certification.

“Our goal was to change the market and increase access to eco-friendly, sustainably built homes,” says Mirabella developer Marshall Gobuty in a statement. “To make a meaningful impact on climate change, green living needs to be an option available to all homebuyers.”

The Mirabella neighborhood, when complete, will have 158 LEED Platinum certified houses.

Also in the works for Gobuty is the Hunters Point Resort & Marina development in Cortez. It will have 86 homes and break ground next fall. Antoher 720-home community dubbed OurLIFE Smart Community will break ground in Ellenton in 2019.

“Marshall and his team lead by example,” says Ramanujam in a statement. “They’ve streamlined the design, construction and certification of sustainable homes, opening sustainable homebuilding and living to everyone while showcasing the environmental, health and economic benefits.”


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