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.

LOCATION

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 and Indoor Air Quality Equals Healthier Living for Residents and 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 AND FIXTURES EQUALS REAL COST

SAVINGS FOR RESIDENTS

The following features reduce your monthly utility costs:


High performance operable windows, to permit natural ventilation and reflect summer rays, reducing the need for air conditioning

High performance recycled and spray insulation, to keep your apartment cool in the summer and warm in the winter

High efficiency heating and cooling units in each apartment

ENERGY STAR® light fixtures

ENERGY STAR® appliances

High efficiency water heaters

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