High Rise Residential Buildings Leading the Way for LEED
As commercial buildings, high-rise residential projects are pursuing LEED and other green building certifications to reflect their environmental impact.
The builders behind these residential buildings incorporate LEED certification, wellness amenities or use eco-friendly and sustainable materials to differentiate the buildings in the marketplace. Some of these buildings are also mixed-use, blending commercial and residential spaces in one location.
Of course, some cities such as Boston and Washington, DC, are requiring LEED certification goals for new builds. In addition to meeting codes, there are both environmental and financial benefits to pursuing LEED certification.
Benefits of LEED-Certified Buildings:
- Provide for lower operating costs through the efficient use of energy and water
- Reduce harmful greenhouse gas and ozone-depleting emissions
- Provide for healthier and safer environments for occupants
- Reduce waste sent to landfills
- Often qualify for expedited approvals, tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in many cities
- Demonstrate to customers and the local community an owner’s commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility
Click on the photos below for a photo gallery of some recent residential commercial green building projects.