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19Nineteen Clarendon Apartments in Arlington, VA (703) 776-9821

LEED Benefits

19Nineteen Clarendon Apartments- LEED Benefits and Overview

  • At ZRS, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and enhancing our residents’ well-being by developing environmentally sustainable communities. 19Nineteen Clarendon was designed and constructed to the standards of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, a national green building standard developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Our broader neighborhood is a model of the sustainable urban mixed-use development- putting you within a few minutes’ walk to work, play, and home.
  • 19Nineteen has reduced its environmental footprint through the use of energy- water-efficient equipment and implementation of ongoing sustainable operational practices. By living here, you will pay less for utilities and have the opportunity to live a low-impact, sustainable lifestyle.


19Nineteen’s convenient location helps to minimize residents’ dependency on cars and increase walkability. 19Nineteen is two blocks to the Courthouse Metro station, bus stops, numerous retail, grocery stores, banks, restaurants, fitness, lounges, health care providers, and much more!

The Green Incentive

Attention to Location & Indoor Air Quality Equals Healthier Living for Residents & Their Families

19Nineteen was built to be a good steward to the environment and to its residents.

  • Location next to transit, businesses and services promotes more walking and less driving
  • Low or Zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) primers, paints and sealants reduce harmful toxins in the air
  • Recycled and recyclable carpets reduce unhealthy off-gassing and reduce landfill use
  • No smoking throughout the building and the courtyard ensures fresh air for all

High Efficiency Construction & Fixtures Equals Real Cost
Savings for Residents

The following features reduce your monthly utility costs:

  1. High performance operable windows, to permit natural ventilation and reflect summer rays, reducing the need for air conditioning
  2. High performance recycled and spray insulation, to keep your apartment cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  3. High efficiency heating and cooling units in each apartment
  4. ENERGY STAR® light fixtures
  5. ENERGY STAR® appliances
  6. High efficiency water heaters
  7. State of the art low-flow plumbing fixtures

The US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. 19Nineteen achieved Silver certification!

LEED® is a nationally recognized, third-party certification system that’s based on measurable results. As such, LEED® recognizes the highest performance in green homebuilding. LEED®-certified homes and buildings are energy efficient, use non-toxic building materials, are water-smart, and respect the environment in which they are constructed.

Benefits of living in a LEED®-certified home

  • LEED®-certified homes provide economic benefits such as lower energy bills
  • LEED®-certified homes provide benefits to the environment such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions and less potable water use
  • LEED®-certified homes provide health benefits such as greater fresh air circulation and reduced exposure to indoor toxins

LEED® certification earned for 19Nineteen Apartments includes:

  • 25% improved energy efficiency over standard construction
  • 60% landscaping water use reduction
  • 85% of construction waste diverted from the landfill

Location, Transportation, Parking

  • The Community Parking Garage is located directly under the building. This preserves open space and minimizes the use of heat-absorbing asphalt.
  • Bicycle storage spaces (located in the parking garage) are available to residents, facilitating more convenient alternative commuting and active, healthy lifestyle.
  • Walking distance to Courthouse Metro and numerous bus stops
  • Capital Bike Share stations, providing an inexpensive, alternative way to commute. For more information, please visit www.capitalbikeshare.com
  • Convenient location allows walking to local stores, businesses, and services.
  • SmarTrip card plus $25.00 Metro fare media for new residents
  • SmarTrip card plus $25.00 Metro fare media for new onsite retail or office employees
  • Sustainable commute benefit program for onsite property management and maintenance employees
  • "New Member" carsharing membership subsidy – limited supply! Carsharing makes it easier to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle