Many residents have indicated that they selected this apartment building because of its LEED certification. The building is located only 4 blocks from the 16th Street pedestrian bridge in the Highlands area. The project focused on alternative transportation options and the benefits of urban living. The tour will highlight green living unit features, which includes water conserving plumbing fixtures, Energy Star appliances and bike storage. Energy efficient heating, cooling, and lighting paired with a well-insulated building envelope creates an 25% savings in annual energy costs. The project initially faced challenges from the community and the clean-up of the brownfield site. The workshop will give participants a chance to work on the LEED documentation associated with Sustainable Sites credits.
- Assemble documentation necessary for achieving the exemplary performance point for Alternative Transportation
- Identifying specific attributes of a green living unit
- List challenges of remediating a Brownfield Site
- Describe motivations for pursuing LEED certification on multifamily projects