Green Community

Sustainability. The CityWay

CityWay strives for sustainability in everything we do. The Alexander has been awarded the LEED® Silver certification in LEED’s New Construction & Major Renovations category. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

The entire CityWay project includes eco-friendly features that offer ef­ficiency, comfort and sustainability. With benefi­ts that positively impact you and the environment, you can enjoy a lifestyle that offers the best of both worlds. It all starts with a resident-friendly, and eco-friendly, multi-use concept. Just steps away from your home, you’ll find shops, restaurants, entertainment and more. The green bene­fits continue with abundant vegetation, recycling programs, low-flow plumbing fixtures and reserved parking for carpool and/or high efficiency vehicles. Put it all together and the “going green” movement bene­fits you just as much as it does the environment. These specifi­c items identify many of the environmentally conscious design aspects that are to be a part of this innovative project:

• Carefully planned site design maximizes existing infrastructure for utilities, public transportation and convenient retail
• 10% of parking spaces are designated for fuel-effi­cient or carpool preferred parking, as well as dedicated drop-off and pick-up areas for carpools
• 25% of all project open space is vegetated
• The use of a mature tree canopy, light colored hardscape materials, vegetated or very light roo­fing materials and light colored concrete reduce the heat island effect
• Installation of low-flow faucets and other plumbing fi­xtures greatly reduce water consumption
• The cistern system collects storm water to reuse for irrigation
• Installation of energy effi­cient mechanical equipment, appliances, and light fi­xtures, as well as separately metered residential apartments, promote the reduction of overall energy consumption
• 35% of the project’s electricity is derived from renewable sources
• Incorporation of an easily accessible recycling program, includes the collection and storage of paper, cardboard, glass, plastics and metals
• All HVAC systems meet ASHRAE standards for Thermal Comfort Conditions for Human Occupancy
• Integration of natural daylight by providing direct line of sight to the outdoor environment via windows or other sources in at least 90% of the regularly occupied areas
• Management entities for the hotel and residential units promote the use of environmentally friendly housekeeping products and procedures in operation and maintenance of the buildings post occupancy

CityWay has also been awarded 2014's Best Green Community from the National Apartment Association.  Read More

 

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