Sustain

Designed to achieve a LEED® for Homes Gold Certification.

LEED® for Homes sets the standard in green home building. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® certifications are based on a building's sustainable design, construction, and operations practices—such as water and energy efficiency.

Sustainable Development

  • LEED® for Homes Gold certification
  • Native and adaptive landscaping features, plus drought-tolerant plants
  • Strategies to reduce heat-island effect

Construction Materials & Resources

  • Environmentally preferable building materials
  • Locally sourced building materials
  • 63% of construction waste diverted from landfill

Energy Efficiency

  • ENERGY STAR® appliances
  • Individual smart meters enable optimized resident control of utilities
  • Reduced building envelope leakage for optimized energy performance

Water Efficiency

  • Efficient irrigation system with moisture sensor to reduce water use
  • Water-efficient front-loading washers
  • Water-saving features

Indoor Environment Quality

  • Smoke-free community
  • Low-VOC paint and adhesives enhance indoor air quality
  • Green Label Plus carpet in residences
  • Mechanically ventilated HVAC system delivers constant flow of fresh air

Transportation Choices

  • Direct access to Twinbrook Metro station
  • Pedestrian-friendly environment with on-site shops and restaurants
  • Near Rock Creek Park walk/bike trail
  • Bicycle storage and bike maintenance shop
  • Preferred parking for hybrid and fuel-efficient/low-emitting vehicles

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED has become an industry standard for best-in-class strategies and practices that promote sustainability.