“While demand for traditional residential construction is slowing, the green housing market continues to grow and Parkside at Mechanicsville is a great example of why this is,” said Nate Kredich, Vice President, Residential Market Development, U.S. Green Building Council. “LEED certified homes are healthier places to live, produce lower utility bills, have better air quality, and leave a smaller environmental footprint behind.”
Sustainability - According to USGBC, there are both environmental and financial benefits to earning LEED certification. LEED certified buildings are designed to lower operating costs and increase asset value, reduce waste sent to landfills, conserve energy and water, be healthier and safer for occupants and qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in hundreds of cities.
At Capstone, we understand the importance of sustainability. Going green on a multifamily project is not easy; however, our experience allows us to provide pre-construction and construction services to deliver successful, sustainable projects while staying within budget.
Our most recent sustainbable projects include Parkside at Mechanisville which achieved a LEED® Silver certification and Maple Hills Apartments, which is currently registered with LEED for Homes and anticipates a LEED Gold certification.
About LEED for Homes
LEED for Homes is a third-party certification system for building and designing high-performance green homes that are energy-and-resource-efficient and healthy for its occupants. Developed and administered by USGBC, LEED for Homes awards points to projects in eight categories of environmental performance: Innovation & Design Process, Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Awareness & Education. To date, more than 18,000 units have achieved certification with LEED for Homes program, and over 75,000 have registered and are in process. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org/homes.