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Coral Gables Building Achieves LEED Certification: Historic City Makes Way For Sustainable Future
PR Log - Nov 13, 2012 - The Spinnaker Group Inc., is pleased to announce that 396 Alhambra, a mixed-use development that comprises of 255,000 square feet of Class A office space, 30,000 square feet of ground floor restaurant and retail space, and a 884-space parking garage, has earned the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Originally built in 1964, this project sought LEED certification in the Core and Shell category. Core and Shell construction covers base building elements, such as the structure, envelope and building-level elements, such as central HVAC, etc. These major renovations included 396 Alhambra Circle, South Tower along with the construction of a new office tower; 396 Alhambra Circle, North Tower.

396 Alhambra is located in the heart of Coral Gables’ residential, financial and entertainment district which is home to more than 175 multinational Latin American and domestic regional headquarters, representing more than 6,000 employees.   The city is considered one of the most charming, sophisticated, and beautiful areas in the country. 396 Alhambra is easily accessible to all major thoroughfares, near the finest restaurants and minutes away from Miami’s most exclusive residential communities. 396 Alhambra’s ground floor retail will be anchored by CitiBank.

LEED recognizes the greenest design and built buildings in the world.

The Spinnaker Group Inc., a South Florida based green building design and engineering firm, is comprised of a team of architects and engineers  that have extensive knowledge and experience in the application of the USGBC LEED rating systems. For more information, visit

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