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The Millennium Apartments Wins 2012 Landmark Award | What is a LEED Certified Apartment?

By May 18, 2012No Comments

Waterway Ave Apartments in The Woodlands Recognized for Green Measures & Impact on Houston Area

HOUSTON, TX- The Millennium Waterway Ave is making an impact on the greater Houston area, and gaining recognition for doing so. The apartments in The Woodlands TX just won the 2012 Landmark Award in the Multifamily category. The Millennium also earned its developer the Partnership for Innovative Energy Solutions earlier this year.

“We’re pleased that efforts made by The Dinerstein Companies to develop the finest apartment communities available are being recognized,” says Misti Morales, Marketing Director for The Dinerstein Companies. “Both the Landmark Award and Partnership for Innovative Energy Solutions are prestigious honors we’re excited about.”

The Partnership for Innovative Energy Solutions, awarded by the Energy Solutions Center, is reserved for companies working with their energy utility system to implement an innovative energy efficient technology or solution. The installation of efficient natural gas ranges and combination space and water heating units at The Millennium Waterway earned The Dinerstein Cos. and CenterPoint Energy this honor in February.

The Millennium Waterway was also named a finalist in the Green category for the 2012 Landmark Awards. Presented by Stewart Title and co-sponsored by The Hunton Group, Cokinos, Bosien & Young Law Firm, Comcast Business Class and the US Green Building Council, the Landmark Awards winners were announced April 19 during a ceremony hosted by the Houston Business Journal at the Houstonian Hotel.

Designed as a luxury sustainable apartment community, The Millennium Waterway Ave is a joint venture between The Dinerstein Cos. and The Woodlands Development Co. In 2011 the four-story, 393-unit project became the area’s first LEED(R) Silver certified apartments, and is one of the greenest apartments in Texas.

LEED Certified Apartments in The Woodlands, Texas – The Millennium Waterway Ave

The Millennium Waterway Ave is the first LEED Silver certified apartments in The Woodlands, Texas. In fact, it’s one of the first of its kind in Texas and one of the greenest apartment communities in the Houston area.

LEED apartments bring countless Green benefits to not only the property, but to residents as well. Enjoy a better quality of life in a cleaner, sleeker, more modern living space that not only benefits the environment, but also lowers your utility bills.

What is a LEED Certified Apartment?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third-party verification system developed and managed by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification recognizes various levels of green design and building practices in areas including:

  • energy savings
  • water efficiency
  • reduced emissions
  • improved indoor air quality
  • reduced environmental impact

To become LEED certified, apartments must follow strict design and development guidelines set by the USGBC.

Benefits of Living in a LEED Certified Apartment

By living in a  LEED certified apartment, you support green building practices and encourage other developers to invest in sustainable design and development. That fact alone is reason enough to seek out LEED properties.

But living in an LEED certified apartment also brings benefits directly to you and your family, every day. You live in a healthier, more comfortable environment. Emissions from paint, adhesives, carpet and other materials are lower.

And, you save money on your energy bills. From building design to energy-efficient appliances and lighting, LEED certified apartments cut energy usage.

Plus, those who choose to live an eco-friendly lifestyle find LEED apartments provide the ideal urban home. Onsite recycling programs, public transportation access, and preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles are a few of the green amenities you can enjoy at The Millennium.

Resources for Green Living

Committed to Living Beyond Green, The Dinerstein Companies offers residents a variety of helpful resources for sustainable apartment living or see how we are “‘LEEDing’ the Way in Green Apartment Living“. Check them out!

About The Dinerstein Companies:

Founded in 1955, the Houston-based Dinerstein Companies is a full-service real estate and development company that has completed over 50,000 apartments in 26 states. Dinerstein is dedicated to creating healthier, cleaner, more sustainable homes and encourages building beyond green.

SOURCE: The Dinerstein Companies & Marketwire

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