Ytech, a Miami-based real estate development firm, announced that a 70-story luxury condominium development located in Miami’s Brickell Financial District will be the world’s first luxury high-rise residential unit to integrate photovoltaic glazing within the building’s façade.
The Residences at 1428 Brickell will feature 500 photovoltaic-integrated windows along the west-facing façade. Ytech says this will create a “solar backbone” comprising nearly 20,000 square feet of energy-producing glass, producing up to 170,000 kilowatts, or 170 megawatts, of clean energy per year. The intended result is the reduction of approximately 4,700 tons of CO2 and using 3,000 barrels less of oil.
“Over a decade of planning and market research has come to fruition with The Residences at 1428 Brickell,” says Yamal Yidios, Ytech’s CEO. “Ytech’s vision is to create residential sanctuaries in an urban environment where design is driven first and foremost by resident experience and needs. Complemented by impeccable architecture and advanced engineering, a remarkable combination of form and function, The Residences at 1428 Brickell will become iconic in delivering an unparalleled, service-oriented living experience.”
The development will feature solar cells that will be integrated into the glass, effectively elongating the panels’ lifespan to match the windows. This solar energy feature will be blended into the building’s architectural aesthetic, expressing the importance of sustainability and carbon reduction across its 70 floors.
The building will have 189 fully finished residences with two- to four-bedroom plus den units ranging from 1,800 to 4,000 square feet, and a penthouse collection of units ranging from 4,000 to 10,000 square feet.
Cosentini Associates, a building system consulting engineering firm, has been chosen as the property’s expert solar energy consultant.
More information about The Residences at 1428 Brickell can be found here.