In 2013, Miami-Dade County signed a $1.6 billion Consent Decree and settlement with the U.S. and state of Florida promising to improve wastewater treatment plants and aging infrastructure (after several violations occurred from 2007-2013) and keep Miami waters clean.
Now, almost four years later, the County is in hot water again over a serious sewage leak. Continue reading
by Marcelo Fernandes
Recently, the City of Miami denied two lot splitting applications for properties located at 3901 Loquat Ave and 3600 Hibiscus Ave. I was involved in trying to purchase both of these properties before they were listed with a realtor. In both cases my offer to purchase was less than what the seller was willing to accept. Continue reading
Be a part of the upcoming discussion on sustainable architecture and discover how this important topic is impacting the Miami area—and the rest of world.
The panel discussion and cocktail reception, “Grounded: Sustainable Architecture – Design in Harmony with Nature,” will be presented by ARC+ and Workbench—and Oxford Universal’s very own Marcelo Fernandes will join the event as a panelist.
“Personally, I am a huge proponent of trying to implement sustainability in every aspect of our lives,”… Continue reading
Enjoy a 3-course sustainable dinner prepared in person by Top Chef Jeremy Ford in a new, steel-construction, LEED-certified sustainable home by Grove Properties, with food and wine provided by Whole Foods Market to support Miami Waterkeeper and our efforts to protect clean water in South Florida. Continue reading
Our very own Marcelo Fernandes will be part of a panel discussion and cocktail reception at the FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios event Grounded: Sustainable Architecture – Design in Harmony with Nature
How do you like the sound of sampling good, clean, fair food that’s locally sourced, and created with passion by the city’s best chefs and producers?
If so, then you don’t want to miss Miami’s 6th Annual Snail of Approval Tasting Party: The “Freshest Night Out” March 24th. Continue reading
There’s a reason why building a green home goes above and beyond the standard building codes. Every detail of the environmentally-friendly construction is analyzed and catered to—from building materials to site location. Continue reading
There are many benefits to building green. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, “LEED-certified buildings have 34 percent lower CO2 emissions, consume 25 percent less energy and 11 percent less water, and have diverted more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills.” There’s also the added bonus that most green buildings live in harmony with their surroundings, are close to urban settings and parks, and can save their owners money over time. But what goes into making… Continue reading