High-scoring LEED home completed in Miami Beach

At a score of 120/89.5, the 2020 Alton home in Miami Beach, Fla., is reportedly the highest-scoring LEED home in the nation, according to CGI Windows & Doors.

The home, completed by developer Matthew Lahn of the Florida Green Home Design Group and architect Ari Sklar of Sklarchitecture, was recently awarded LEED Platinum status for its ambitious adherence to the LEED point checklist.

"When building a home like 2020 Alton, material selection is key," said Lahn. "Finding windows that achieve a maximum level of impact resistance while remaining super energy efficient and airtight is no easy task."

CGI Windows & Doors, which manufactured all doors and windows used in the project, contributed to the energy efficiency rating of the home.

"Our Estate Collection windows and doors were the perfect match for this fantastic project," said Steven E. Dawson, executive vice president, sales, for CGI Windows & Doors. "We're proud to be a contributor to this historic LEED achievement. The wide range of our product that is included - casements, fixed windows, project-outs, French doors and sliding glass doors in clear anodized finish using insulated laminated Lo E 366 high-performance glass – illustrates clearly that not only are our windows beautiful and well-made, they are the best choice when it comes to energy efficiency."

The home measures 3,200 sq. ft. with an exposed masonry wall adding an additional buffer on the north and west sides of the home. It also has a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index of -8 and is Home Innovation Research Labs Green Certified at the highest level (Emerald), indicating energy savings of 60% or more. It is also Indor airPLUS certified and Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Platinum certified.