Denver apartments earn LEED gold

Denver apartments earn LEED gold

A Denver apartment building has earned LEED gold certification, according to a release.

Coda Apartments was developed by Zocalo Community Development and Principal Real Estate Investors.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the United States 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.

“A carefully considered strategy on community engagement, sustainability and livability directed every aspect of the design, construction and management of Coda,” said Susan Maxwell, Chief Operating Officer at Zocalo Community Development. “Aside from the environmental benefits, residents enjoy a walk score of 91, which allows them to be within walking and biking distance to many of Cherry Creek’s restaurants, retailers, attractions, and businesses and lessens the need for individual vehicle transportation.”

Zocalo is known for its award-winning designs with a focus on sustainability.

With a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment plans available, residents at Coda enjoy high-end finishes throughout, in-unit washers and dryers, patios and balconies and plenty of storage. Centralized amenities include a rooftop fitness center, sun deck with swimming pool and community lounge. Also included is a pet spa and climate-controlled parking.

Coda achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance, the release said. These included high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, appliances and 100 percent LED lighting, high standards on the sourcing of natural materials, low-VOC paints, adhesives and carpets, low-e windows and low contribution to the waste stream through a comprehensive recycling program. 

More than 90,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 17.1 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and more than 164 countries and territories.


Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Certifications, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Multifamily / Multiunit Residential, Paint - Low & No VOC, Plumbing, Sustainable Communities, Technology, Urban Planning and Design, USGBC, Water Saving Strategies and Devices

Companies: U.S. Green Building Council

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