October 6, 2015

Port Everglades received its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for its Cruise Terminal 4, which had undergone many energy-efficient improvements as as part of an expansion and complete renovation earlier this year.

Construction features that made the terminal eligible for LEED certification include:

  • The use of recycled concrete and asphalt in the building’s construction
  • Energy-efficient lighting inside and out, as well as natural lighting within the terminal
  • Energy-efficient air-conditioning and windows
  • Remote-controlled lighting and air-conditioning systems as part of the port’s overall energy management program
  • Use of regional materials manufactured within 500 miles (805 kilometres) of the port

In addition to the LEED certification improvements the port installed eco-friendly solar/wind-powered lighting in the Terminal 4 parking lot.