The Weitz Company, a national full-service construction firm, is proud to announce its client, Broken Sound Club, in Boca Raton, Florida, has been awarded LEED® Certification for New Construction for the recent expansion of the club’s Spa and Fitness Center. Broken Sound Club is one of the first private clubs in the United States to receive this prestigious recognition. The LEED certification was established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
“The Broken Sound Spa and Fitness project was a great team success, which required innovative problem-solving,” says Jim Wells, vice president, The Weitz Company. “Not only did Weitz help build our client’s reputation as an environmentally responsible country club, we also delivered a top-quality project that optimized the cost of operation.”
The Broken Sound Spa and Fitness renovation included a complete interior replacement to the club’s existing tennis and fitness building, and a 15,793-square-foot spa building addition. Now totaling 38,000 square feet, the complex houses best-in-class amenities, including a world class fitness facility, a high-end spa, a tennis pro shop and a café with indoor/outdoor dining.
Weitz worked closely with longstanding partner Peacock + Lewis Architecture, Planning and Interior Design to incorporate energy-efficient mechanical systems, water-conserving fixtures and green building materials and methods.
Weitz sustainable building practices
The Weitz Company is committed to the promotion of sustainable design and construction practices. Weitz consistently works with the owner, design team, subcontractors and suppliers to make the best sustainable decisions, all the while balancing initial and life cycle costs.
Weitz has completed all levels of LEED certified buildings throughout the United States, including the largest commercial office building in the world to achieve LEED Platinum Certification, the Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Weitz fully supports consensus-based LEED Certification rating systems as the construction industry standard.