The apartments in Milan & Main at City Center have been ENERGY STAR® certified by meeting strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for energy-efficient design and construction. The ENERGY STAR label means that apartments have been designed to save energy and are built to higher standards than other apartments on the market today. For you this means lower utility bills and a home that is more comfortable throughout the year. The ENERGY STAR label gives you the peace of mind that your home has undergone a thorough process of inspections, testing, and verification to ensure that they meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified apartments and condominiums at http://www.energystar.gov/certifiedapartments
LEED for Homes is a nationally-accepted benchmark which measures the overall performance of a home in eight categories:
Innovation & Design: Special design methods that contribute to the sustainability of the home.
Location & Linkages: Location of the home in socially and environmentally responsible ways in relation to the community, such as proximity to transportation, shopping, and open spaces.
Sustainable Sites: Use of the entire property so as to minimize the project’s impact on the site.
Water Efficiency – Use of indoor and outdoor water efficiency practices.
Energy & Atmosphere: Emphasis on energy efficiency, particularly in the building envelope and heating and cooling design.
Materials & Resources: Efficient selection and use of environmentally preferable materials, and minimization of waste during construction.
Indoor Environmental Quality: Improvement of indoor air quality by reducing the creation of and exposure to pollutants.
Awareness & Education: Both residents and the building manager will become familiar with the operation and maintenance of the green features of a LEED home.