We love to help our customers build better, especially when it’s for a good cause. This is why we are thrilled to be working with Adopt-A-Family and architect Corey W. O’Gorman of PLACE Planning & Design to certify the 14 homes that are part of the Third Avenue Homes project as green through the Florida Green Building Coalition’s certification program!
glasshaus in the Grove is a gorgeous, luxury boutique condo at 3161 Center Street in Coconut Grove, Florida. Less than 10 minutes from Brickell, Downtown and Key Biscayne, glasshaus is convenient to everything between the beach and the airport. The marinas and bayside parks are just down 27th Avenue. The village shops, restaurants and movies are just to the right, which means residents will be able to walk to everything.
We have really enjoyed working with FCI Residential on the Palmetto Station apartments. Palmetto Station, located in impressive Palmetto Bay offers the best of Miami at your doorstep. Their luxurious BRAND NEW apartments feature large floor plans with spacious kitchens and bathrooms, generous walk-in closets and bright living spaces that deliver all the comforts of home.
RunBrook is helping to obtain a Florida Green Building Coalition certification for the project.
Bryan (on the left) and Frank (on the right) from RunBrook’s team attended the Residential Energy Services Network’s (RESNET) 2019 Building Performance Conference on February 25th, 26th and 27th in New Orleans, LA. This is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, existing home retrofits, building codes and energy policy.
We’re proud to announce that Monarch Station is LEED Silver certfied!
The RunBrook team enjoyed working with FCI Residential and its team throughout the permitting, design and construction phase of the project. The result is a unique eco-friendly living environment at Monarch Station, the newest luxury apartments in Midtown Coconut Creek.
In Florida, a blower door test is required by code to get a certificate of occupancy or “CO.” We created a Blower Door Test Readiness Builder Checklist to help our customers and their community construction managers or site superintendents (often referred to as “CCMs”) know when to call RunBrook’s technicians to schedule blower door testing. CCMs are finding this checklist helpful to avoid delays and get a CO quickly.
The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) announced that 2017 broke the record for the number of homes HERS rated in a year. RESNET's executive director noted that "home builders are increasingly seeing energy efficiency as a major selling point for buying a new home. To take advantage of this opportunity, builders across the nation are presenting their homes' energy performance in a way that every home buyer can understand, the home's HERS Index Score...
The real estate industry can now take advantage of energy related tax credits and incentives for projects through 2017. Specifically, on February 9, 2018, Congress retroactively extended the §45L and §179D energy tax incentives. This will allow our customers to maximize the value of energy incentives for their 2017 tax filing and, in certain cases, amend returns to claim missed tax breaks.
Due to consumer demand and increasingly stringent energy codes, residential builders need to deliver energy efficient, comfortable, and environmentally conscious homes. As a result, they are turning to Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters, who are experts in building science. However, some builders are not familiar with HERS ratings and many others are not sure how to obtain the most value from their HERS raters.
Here is Lauren, one of RunBrook's Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Designated Professionals for the High Rise Residential Rating System. She is on site at one of our projects. Learn more about the FGBC, RunBrook's role in the project, and the benefits of certification.