LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise v2008
University of South Florida Apartments
LEED Gold 2012
The advantage of LEED certification is that it helped create a more integrated design process for the project team.
The University of South Florida Apartments student-housing project in Tampa, Florida, by The Dinerstein Companies, consists of two 4-story mid-rise buildings with 182 apartment units and 24 townhome units, for a total of 206 apartment units.
The Dinerstein Companies is a real estate and development firm based in Houston, Texas. Since 1955, The Dinerstein Companies has been dedicated to providing high quality student housing, and to date they have developed and managed over 34,000 beds at 44 major U.S. universities, making the firm the largest developer of collegiate residences in the nation.
The Dinerstein Companies has made a corporate commitment to sustainable design in all markets they serve. All new projects are designed and constructed to a certification level of LEED Silver or higher. This commitment not only embraces the environmental benefits of green building and sustainable design, but its economic and health benefits as well.
The green initiatives of the University of South Florida Apartments project beautifully express this commitment to sustainable design. The most significant green successes of this project include its location on a high-density, urban-infill site known for its walkability, connectivity and proximity to all kinds of urban transportation, and its achievements in energy efficiency and water-use reduction.