SUNRISE, Fla. – Stiles Corporation is now leasing Lake Shore Plaza II, the first-to-market “green” multi-tenant office building in Broward County.
The building offers office tenants the benefits of significant energy cost savings as well as greater workforce productivity.
The 130,000-square-foot building is pre-certified to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at completion, from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a national not-for-profit organization that encourages environmental responsibility.
“LEED-certified buildings provide tenants an average annual energy savings of about 30 percent,” said Stiles President Doug Eagon. “National industry studies have also shown that a healthy building with good indoor air quality improves employee productivity and reduces absences,” he said. “We will encourage tenants to comply with LEED criteria when completing their office spaces, such as installing carpeting that does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs).”
Located at 1300 Concord Terrace in Sawgrass International Corporate Park, at the intersection of I-75 and I-595 and the Sawgrass Expressway, Lake Shore Plaza II is a joint venture between Stiles Corporation and WLD Enterprises.
“Being first-to-market in Broward demonstrates Stiles’ companywide commitment to meet the region’s growing demand for energy-efficient, sustainable commercial buildings,” said Eagon. “We expect all our upcoming office, retail, industrial and mixed-use buildings to be designed and constructed with ‘green’ systems and features. We are also adopting environmentally friendly practices in every division of our company.”
Stiles Development is developing the project with Stiles Construction Co. serving as general contractor, and Stiles Realty Co. responsible for leasing the five-story building, which has 25,000 square feet of leasable space per floor. Stiles Property Management Co. will manage the facility after completion.
LEED pre-certification means the design and construction practices for a building site and shell have been reviewed and found by USGBC’s expert staff in Washington, D.C., to meet LEED requirements. “Pre-certification allows the developer to go to market with the knowledge that a project is on track for LEED certification at completion,” said Rob Hink, president of USGBC’s South Florida chapter, and principal of the Spinnaker Group, a sustainable design consulting firm in Weston.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Stiles Corporation (www.stiles.com) is a full-service commercial real estate development and investment company that provides clients with premier development, design, construction, financing, realty and property management services.