When we expanded and renovated Cruise Terminal 4, we kept sustainability top of mind and received our first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for making many energy-efficient improvements. Read more
In April 2019, the Port completed a ten-year energy-efficient equipment upgrade project (led by Trane South Florida - $4.4 million) in the cruise terminals and office buildings to produce annual reductions of: CO2 - 9.8 million pound; Sulfur Dioxide - 61,101 pounds; Nitrous Dioxide - 17, 091 pounds. The project also resulted in an annual savings of approximately 6,540,825 kilowatt-hours ($45,858 per year) and $773,339 in capital costs.
FPL Clean Energy Plant
On July 16, 2013 FPL demolished its 1960s-era Port Everglades Power Plant and replaced it with a new, more fuel efficient plant. The new FPL facility opened on April 11, 2016. Regulated air emissions are estimated to be 90 percent lower; water flow and thermal discharge reduced by approximately 50 percent (from 87,000 gallons per minute); CO2 emissions rate cut in half; velocity reduced from 1.6 to 1; and NOX emissions reduced 85 percent. Read more
Environmental Education Facility
The Port built a 1,100 sq.-ft. facility and a 700-ft. boardwalk at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park (formerly known as John U. Lloyd State Recreational Area) that is used for educational purposes.