Going Green

Under construction downtown, Centro (centromiami.com), a 352-unit loft-style residential tower, goes green with proximity to mass transit, a bicycle-lending program, and a designated Parkspot car-share program that provides front-door, reserved parking. In addition, eliminating the garage reduced the building’s carbon footprint, says Harvey Hernandez, chairman and managing director of Newgard Development Group. Inside, designer Yves Behar’s forward-thinking concept is ‘visually striking and sustainable through the use of recyclable and regionally sourced materials and energy-efficient lighting, among other eco-conscious elements.”