Miami launches green building resource center

Maimi officially opens its new green building resource center Thursday.
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Maimi officially opens its new green building resource center Thursday. 

The City of Miami has converted a former fire station in western Little Havana into a resource center for homeowners and builders to learn about green, or sustainable, building practices.

Funded by the 2009 stimulus package and by the Home Depot Foundation, the center is officially called the Miami Green Lab.

The Lab, 151 N.W. 27th Avenue, will demonstrate green construction techniques with LED lighting, energy efficient air handlers, high efficiency windows, solar-thermal hot water, rainwater harvesting, and pervious pavement.

It opens officially in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

The building will also feature a 25-workstation computer lab for use by the general public. The Little Havana Neighborhood Enhancement Team will have an office there to provide services to the neighborhood.

From the South Florida Business Journal.

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