The following is an excerpt from an article posted by Green Builder Staff on July 14, 2011:
The first Platinum LEED-Certified green home is being built in Miami Beach, within walking distance of South Beach. The 3,200-square-foot home will be the first to house its own wind turbine to generate electricity, taking it off the grid as much as possible...That's among many of the home's green features, including a water recycling system making it less dependent on city water and a geothermal heating and cooling system.
"Everything possible -inside and outside- is being built from recycled products," notes Robert Arkin, the general contractor. "Even the way the home sits on the property will take advantage of Florida's sun and breezes. Plus it'll be strong enough to withstand a hurricane."
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More details on this project can be found here.