Three eco friendly housing in California achieved LEED certification from the U.S Green Building Council as developers are now seeing great opportunities in the green industry and in today’s market. Real estate development and management company, Dinerstein Companies, recently received two LEED Silver certifications and one LEED Gold for its eco friendly housing in The Woodlands, Orlando, and San Diego.
In Corryville, a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, another housing project is expected to receive a LEED Silver Certification from the USGBC. The project, a housing community near UC campus, is expected to open on summer.
The company’s high-end student apartment — Sterling Collwood, which is near Dan Diego State University is been awarded with LEED Gold. The eco friendly housing exceeded the minimum open space zoning requirement, and diverted after-construction wastes from landfills.
The Dinerstein Companies’ Marketing Director, Misti Morales said, achieving the LEED certification for the eco friendly housing is a long process, but according to her, “its worth all the effort”, because with the LEED certification, the company can let the entire area know how “green” their housing is.
The first LEED Silver certification is for the company’s luxury apartment complex, Millennium Waterway Ave in The Woodlands, a master-planned community in Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown, which opened summer 2010.
Green features in the said eco friendly housing, according to company information, includes reduction of clean water-consumption by 50 percent, and using low-flow water fixtures.
The other LEED Silver certification goes to the company’s student housing apartment, near the University of Central Florida. The project earned LEED points from its storm-water system and for using low emitting building materials.
Morales also added that the company has achieved the LEED points for their eco friendly housing not just from one green feature.