Built to Achieve LEED Platinum Certification With Solar Powered Common Areas, Amenity Spaces, and Clubhouse

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LEED Platinum buildings are considered among the greenest and most sustainable structures in the world. It is used to assess and rate the environmental sustainability and energy efficiency of buildings, including residential complexes like apartment communities. LEED certification is awarded based on a set of criteria and standards that cover various aspects of a building’s construction and operation, with the aim of reducing its environmental impact.

When an apartment community is LEED Platinum certified, it signifies that the community has achieved the highest level of certification available. To earn LEED Platinum certification, a building must meet or exceed rigorous standards in several key categories, including:

1. Sustainable Site Development
Upper East’s location, public transportation access, and the preservation of natural habitats meets and exceeds sustainability requirements.

2. Water Efficiency
Upper East has taken measures to reduce water consumption through efficient fixtures, landscaping, and water reuse systems.

3. Energy Efficiency
All Upper East buildings are highly energy-efficient, incorporating features like energy-efficient HVAC systems, lighting, and insulation, as well as the use of renewable energy sources like solar panels.

4. Materials and Resources
Upper East places a large emphasis on using sustainable building materials, reducing waste during construction, and promoting recycling and reuse.

5. Indoor Environmental Quality
We strive to create a healthy and comfortable indoor environment for occupants, including considerations like indoor air quality, access to natural light, and the use of low-emission materials.

6. Innovation
LEED certification points are awarded for innovative strategies and technologies that go beyond the standard requirements, which Upper East is proud to note they received.

LEED Platinum certification represents the highest level of achievement in these categories. Upper East receiving LEED Platinum certification will signify our community has gone above and beyond to minimize its environmental impact and maximize its sustainability. It demonstrates a strong commitment to environmental responsibility, energy efficiency, and providing a healthy and comfortable living environment for residents.

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Energy Minded Initiatives Re-Energize with Sustainable Amenities

  • Net Zero Energy Clubhouse
  • 100% Solar Powered Residential Building Common Areas
  • EV Car Charging Stations
  • Attached Garages Equipped with Level 2 EV Charging
  • Energy Efficient Designs Maximizing Natural Light
  • Stainless Steel Energy Star Appliances
  • Tech Charging Station
  • Eco B Thermostats
  • Energy Star Lighting and Ceiling Fans

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