BOULDER — Apex 5510, a 231-unit apartment complex in the Gunbarrel community of Boulder, has received a LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Sustainability is a focal point for our company, and we know that it is a priority for many of the people who live and work in Boulder County,” said Brad Blash, co-founder and managing partner of Crossbeam Concierge, which partnered with Trammell Crow Residential on the development.
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The LEED rating system takes into account sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
Apex 5510 met a list of requirements including:
• Low flow fixtures, reducing occupant water use;
• 30 percent energy reduction;
• Sealed combustion equipment and mechanical ventilation to improve indoor air quality;
• Eco-sensitive landscaping including drought-tolerant plants, zoned irrigation for water conservation and a limited amount of turf;
• HERS rating of at least 70 for each dwelling unit. HERS is an acronym for home energy rating system. The index is industry standard by which a home’s energy efficiency is measured. It’s also the nationally recognized system for inspecting, testing and calculating a home’s energy performance.
The complex is also smoke-free and complies with Boulder’s Green Points Program.