Does an apartment have to be LEED certified to be considered eco-friendly? There are several eco-friendly apartments for rent in NYC that are not LEED certified.
What is LEED Certified?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED certification is a globally-recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. Available for virtually all building project types, from new construction to interior fit-outs and operation and maintenance, LEED provides a framework that project teams can apply to create healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. This process is executed through the United States Green Building Council… http://www.usgbc.org/leed. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient and save money by using less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This process offers third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at reducing energy and water usage, promoting better indoor air quality, and improving quality of life.
THE BENEFITS OF LEED CERTIFICATION INCLUDE:
- Reduced energy and water usage
- Reduced maintenance and operation costs
- Reduced construction waste during the building process
- Reduced liability
- Increased indoor air quality
- Increased employee performance, satisfaction, and retention
- Promoting the usage of recycled material
- Attracting companies, employees, and tenants who value sustainability
Does it cost more to live in a LEED Certified building?
It does not cost more to live in green apartments for rent in NYC. Most apartment buildings cover the cost of gas and water leaving the electricity expense to the tenant. If a LEED Certified building consumes less gas and water, then the reduced expense could be brought forward, making tenant rents cost less.
Where can I find LEED Certified apartment rentals in NoMad?
EOS NoMad is a LEED Certified Gold mixed-use complex located at 100 West 31st Street, New York City in the Murray Hill neighborhood. Smoke free and pet friendly, EOS offers 375 rental residences consisting of spacious studios, one, two and two bedroom + den layouts. Premier recreation and relaxation facilities for residents to enjoy include an indoor swimming pool, Nike-sponsored fitness center on the lower level as well as a game room and entertaining areas on EOS’s 41st floor with breath-taking views of Manhattan.