New Multi Family Homes First to Receive LEED Platinum in San Francisco

February 22, 2011 / Russell Legato, Residential Property Analyst

New multi family homes in San Francisco has been dubbed ultra-green for the receiving the highest LEED certification. The multi family homes received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S Green Building Council fir its ultra-green features. It is said to be the first multi family development to receive LEED Platinum in San Fransciso area, and the only residential building to be awarded with certification in the Presidio area.

New Multi Family Homes First to Receive LEED Platinum in San Francisco

A new green home in Chicago area has also recently received the highest award from the USGB, the LEED Platinum Certification for homes. According to Alliance for Environmental Sustainability, has achieved the highest green points recorded for the certification to date.

The three-level building consists of seven multi family homes — attached together. The development is built by Forest Lake with the partnership of Presidio Trust.

The multi family homes is situated next to Presidio Landmark, Presidio’s largest historical building, which is re-used as a residential community — within the area’s national park.

The Belles Townhomes, according to a report, is designed by renowned architect Kieran Timberlake. The homes feature Energy Star-rated appliances, compact fluorescent lighting, low-flow water fixtures, radiant heating, and an insulation system that will reduce energy consumption significantly.

All the multi family homes is connected to a power system that uses solar energy, and only used sustainable and recycled materials for the construction — which are said to be certified by Forest Stewardship Council.

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of forests globally.

The homes have also used engineered quartz stone as an alternative for the natural granite stones for counter tops, an added environmental feature. The multi family homes will be available for lease on September.

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