Complex earns Utah's first multifamily LEED platinum certification
An apartment building in Utah has become that state’s first multifamily structure to earn a prestigious green building honor.
Alta Gateway Station in Salt Lake City recently received LEED platinum certification, according to a release.
The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
The Alta Gateway Station earned platinum certification for its design and management team’s implementation of practical and measurable strategies and solutions, officials said. Those efforts are aimed at achieving efficiency in power consumption, water usage, materials and resources and indoor environment quality.
Alta Gateway Station is a transit-oriented community next to The Gateway mall in Salt Lake City. The 277-unit community, managed by Wood Residential Services, features studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom plans.
“The benefits to the community and to the residents are multifold,” said Clay Iman, development director for Wood Partners. “Residents have the assurance that the environment is exceptionally clean, and they will also benefit from lower utility costs.”
Alta Gateway Station was also recently named “Development of the Year” by the Utah Apartment Association. The award was given based on the development design, comfort through features and amenities, how the development adds to the neighborhood and how well it complements the surrounding areas.