The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC)certified Evernia Place, an 85-unit affordable senior housing project in West Palm Beach, as a Florida Green High-Rise Residential Building.
According to a FGBC newsletter, Evernia Place successfully met the sustainability standards established in the FGBC Florida Green High-Rise Residential Building certification program. The building achieved 65 points of the 50 minimum required score, making it the highest scoring FGBC Green High-Rise project certified to date.
Evernia Place sited on an infill property in a redevelopment area of the city, which utilized existing infrastructure, eliminating the need for construction of additional roads and public services. The project performs over 25% more efficiently than required by the Florida Energy Code, providing the residents with low energy bills. Each unit is equipped with Energy Star Appliances, energy-efficient lighting and high-efficiency air conditioners.