Baton Rouge, LA – The U.S. Green Building Council has granted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for Multifamily Lowrise to The High Grove, making it the first luxury apartment community to achieve such status in Baton Rouge. LEED Silver Certification is awarded to projects that meet extensive sustainable design and construction requirements.
LEED Silver Certification requires excellence in nine key areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, location and linkages, awareness and education, innovation in design, and regional priority.
“From day one, we’ve been dedicated to bringing green, sustainable design and construction to The High Grove,” said Chris Papamichael, Co-Founder of Domain Companies, the developer of The High Grove. “LEED Silver Certification means energy and cost savings for our residents, recognition for the larger Baton Rouge community, and a reduced impact to the environment. We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment, and we hope to serve as a model for all construction projects in the area.”
Innovative green design features at The High Grove make the property 22% more energy efficient than other comparable buildings. These features include photovoltaic panels to reduce electricity costs, Energy Star lighting and appliances, water-conserving fixtures and appliances, high-efficiency HVAC systems, local heat island reduction measures, and landscaping that reduces water consumption.
More information about LEED Certification can be found at http://usgbc.org.
The High Grove, opened in 2013, is home to 192 one- and two-bedroom apartments and a unique collection of retailers and amenities. The property is conveniently located at 10222 The Grove Blvd, across from the Mall of Louisiana just off of I-10. Please visit www.highgrovebr.com to learn more about the property, or contact Megan McNeill at 504.301.0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.