Luxury building achieves platinum status
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Broadstone Waterfront, a new four-story, 259-unit luxury community in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, has earned LEED-H platinum certification. The community is the third development from Alliance Residential to earn the certification level, reports Multi-Housing News Online.
Innovative energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable operation measures was implemented in Broadstone Waterfront. Those measures included an energy-efficient building envelope, recycled building materials, high-efficiency mechanical systems, water saving fixtures and irrigation systems, environmentally-conscious landscaping, high-efficiency low-E windows and Energy Star appliances.
Sustainable finishing materials with exhaust fans and drains/pipes were implemented for moisture-control durability. Reflective roofing materials created a reduced-heat island effect. Heat absorption was reduced through paver ground covering and heat-minimizing landscaping. Avoidance of unvented on-site combustion appliances, use of carbon monoxide monitors on each floor, and installation of enhanced bathroom exhausts ensured improved indoor air quality. HERS rater testing in each residence was used to inspect home and mechanical duct air tightness.
Alliance’s Focus Green program has been implemented by means of sustainable purchasing policies, integrated IAQ management plans and green cleaning practices.
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