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Lynn’s Place is earning LEED for Homes v3 Gold certification from the US Green Building Council

04/26/18


Welcome to Lynn’s Place!


Welcome to Lynn’s Street, a seven-story residential building located in the Bronx, NY. Lynn’s Place is earning LEED for Homes v3 Gold certification from the US Green Building Council, as well as the ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise label, demonstrating a commitment to providing efficient, healthy housing that is good for the environment and residents alike.



What is LEED for Homes?


The U.S. Green Building Council created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems to recognize buildings that are better for the environment and for their occupants. LEED works for all types of buildings from corporate offices to hospitals and homes, at different phases of construction. Each project can be awarded a Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum LEED rating by meeting prerequisites and earning points for a variety of healthy and sustainable features. Developers, architects, mechanical engineers, and general contractors work collaboratively with a third party LEED for Homes Green Rater to ensure quality design and construction. The LEED for Homes program is broken into the following credit categories:



For more information on LEED, visit USGBC’s website: https://new.usgbc.org/leed



Why live in a LEED Homes certified building?


Lynn’s Place is pushing the bar on sustainable housing in New York City with a LEED for Homes Gold certification. Offering 69 high-performance apartments with an array of sustainable features, we are contributing to the vision for a more sustainable New York City. There are many benefits of living in a LEED certified home, including:




Targeting Gold Certification


Reaching even the base level of LEED certification requires dedication, so here at Lynn’s Place, we are especially proud of achieving the Gold level of certification.


Each apartment was designed and built to maximize energy and water efficiency, but close attention was also paid to durability, health, and aesthetics. Green buildings are often referred to as Triple Bottom Line, meaning they are good for the Planet, People, and our Pocketbooks. So in addition to saving residents money on utility costs, a LEED Gold building like this one should require less maintenance, provide a healthier interior environment, and create less havoc in the surrounding natural environment.



Energy & Water Saving Features




Green Building Materials





Smart Site Development





Indoor Environmental Quality