3800 Acqua was awarded the BRONZE Certification by Home Innovation, National Green Building Standards (NGBS).
The Home Innovation Research Lab is an independent, third party inspection agency who sets the requirements and awards the ‘Green’ certifications for NGBS. 3800 Acqua met the demanding requirements for environmentally sustainable lifestyles, healthy environments, and real efficiencies. NGBS Green Certification is awarded based on a score given in several categories, including construction product selection, building features, land use/development practices, and occupant education.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), apartment homes use less energy than other home types, with households living in apartment buildings of five or more units using about half as much energy. Apartment homes are environmentally friendly by their very nature (easier to heat/cool, shared wall efficiencies in construction, less disturbed land per resident, etc), but now they are being constructed with even more emphasis on sustainable and healthy lifestyle features. Mixed-use developments (where retail, dining, office and housing are co-located) create communities that are less reliant on cars and promote walking and alternative modes of transportation.
Newly constructed apartment homes offer even more energy (and environmental) benefits. EIA estimates that households in large apartment buildings constructed in the 2000s or later consume 12% less energy than those built earlier. This improvement is because of a greater emphasis on energy efficiency, elevated government standards for household equipment, and improved building materials. Living in an energy efficient apartment home at 3800 Acqua will benefit both your wallet and reduce your environmental impact.
By receiving the green certification from NGBS, this ensures that the apartment homes at 3800 Acqua are truly environmentally friendly.
Home Innovation Research Labs is an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
For more information contact our leasing agents or contact Home Innovation Research Labs, 400 Prince George’s Boulevard, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774