Weston Pointe – Managed by Foundry Commercial – Achieves LEED Silver Certification
Posted on January 20, 2023
Weston, Fla. (January 20, 2023) – Weston Pointe, a 388,112-square-foot, Class-A office park located in Weston, Fla., was recently recognized for achieving the LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance Silver certification. The certification, which is awarded through the U.S. Green Building Council, ensures buildings are resilient from natural and unnatural disturbances via a comprehensive set of design and construction strategies.
“Foundry Commercial’s property management team at Weston Pointe is committed to reducing our buildings’ impact on the environment, and these efforts were rewarded by being recognized by the USGBC’s LEED Silver Certification. Throughout 2022, the entire management team worked diligently to update the way these buildings operate and to maximize efficiencies everywhere, coinciding with Foundry Commercial’s commitment to clients and tenants to keep ESG initiatives at the forefront of our operations in 2023 and beyond,” said Cary Fronstin, Director of Property Management Operations for Foundry Commercial.
Featuring four, four-story buildings along North Commerce Parkway in the South Florida community, Weston Pointe is centrally located, providing fast and easy access to destinations including Weston Town Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida, and Sawgrass Mills Mall. Owned by New York Life and managed by Foundry Commercial, Weston Pointe boasts walking trails, scenic views, and preserved wetlands throughout its campus setting.
LEED is the world’s leading green building project and performance management system, delivering a comprehensive framework for green building design, construction, operations, and performance. The rigorous focus on material selection, human comfort, air quality and human health features of a building rightly prioritizes the most important asset of the building: human beings. The specific focus on social equity ensures that buildings are not considered in isolation of their communities but prioritize access and inclusiveness for all.
LEED v4.1 expands upon the earlier 4.0 version, and highlights the following qualifications:
- Integrative design that translates into high-quality construction, optimized operations, and the continued high performance of buildings;
- Innovative design, technologies, construction, and material selection strategies that helps buildings deliver higher quality beyond market practices;
- Performance-oriented sustainable strategies and outcomes;
- Consumption of fewer resources, reduction of operating costs, increase valued, and the creation of safer and healthier environments for occupants;
- Reduction of GHG/carbon emissions;
- Use of toxin-free materials to deliver cleaner indoor air to improve productivity, focus and reduce respiratory illnesses of occupants;
- The prioritization of sustainable materials, helping manufacturers to design, produce and deliver building materials that reduce a building’s environmental impact.