Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum
Photo courtesy of CBG Building Co.
An apartment building in Clarendon, Va., has earned LEED platinum status from the United States Green Building Council, the first multifamily community in Arlington County to do so.
Ten at Clarendonis a luxury apartment building with live-work spaces on the ground floor and a rooftop garden.
There are currently 1,741 platinum-rated commercial projects in the country, and 3,013 globally.
The achievement was noted for being built to environmental standards that are rare in the rental market, according to a press release.
The development and construction approach resulted in features such as a green roof, designed to reduce runoff and improve building insulation, air-tight units that optimize HVAC systems performance, and EnergyStar appliances to save water and electricity.
The development team placed the Ten’s main entrance as close to the Clarendon Metro entrance as possible to encourage sustainable transportation and promote a car-free lifestyle. An on-site bike wash and repair workshop, as well as 1:1 bike parking and a first-floor bike entrance accessible from the sidewalk also support this goal.
The apartment building’s achievement comes on the heels of Arlington County being named in December as the nation’s first platinum-level county under the U.S. Green Building Council’s newly created LEED for Communities program. Arlington’s certification recognizes the county’s leadership in creating a sustainable and resilient urban environment that has long-proven success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, managing stormwater, ensuring economic prosperity and focusing on education, affordable housing, health and safety for residents and businesses.
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Companies: U.S. Green Building Council