LEED Built

LEED Silver Certificate Award

123 – 4th Apartments are designed using the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System, the world’s foremost third-party green building rating system. These apartment homes will offer green amenities and features to residents, businesses and visitors, with quantifiable measures to earn a Silver LEED Rating. This independent third party rating created by the U.S. Green Building Council recognizes projects that go above and beyond conventional building methods when it comes to saving forests, reducing impacts on salmon and habitat, using healthier building products, and minimizing CO2 emissions through more efficient electricity use. With the LEED label, you know that a third party has verified the things most people won’t ever see, from the reduced toxins in the air to the extra insulation in the walls.

Click here to view more information about the LEED rating system.

LEED/History Fun Fact: (text below associated with LEED info, actual “fun fact” subtitles optional)

123 4th is slated to be Olympia’s first LEED Certified apartment building! Visit Features (hyperlink) to learn more about the green elements that will make it happen. (Later: can add link to the Scorecard after rating achieved.) 123 – 4th will join just 26 other Olympian buildings that have earned or are pursuing a LEED rating. Washington boasts over 1,500 LEED buildings statewide. According to the US Green Building Council, as of 2014 there are more than 20,000 LEED-certified projects worldwide representing 2.9 billion square feet, with another 37,000 projects representing 7.6 billion square feet in the pipeline for certification. (Source: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/usgbc-releases-top-10-states-nation-leed-green-building

LEED/History Fun Fact:

Why are green buildings important? A green or “sustainable” building is a structure be it new construction or renovation, that incorporates design strategies for technologies and materials that reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and minimize its harmful impact on the environment. One of the greatest benefits of green buildings is a decrease of energy use which helps reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the organization that certifies LEED buildings, BUILDINGS in the U.S. account for:

36% of total energy use and 65% of electricity consumption
30% of greenhouse gas emissions
30% of raw materials use
30% of waste output (136 million tons annually)
12% of potable water consumption

But the shift to GREEN BUILDINGS can reduce those impacts:

Reduce energy use by 24-50%*
Cut CO2 emissions by 33***-39%**
Lower water use by 40%**
Shrink solid waste by 70%**

Cite References:

* Turner, C. and Frankel, M. (2008), Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings. Final Report.
** Katz, G. (2003). The Costs and Financial Benefits of Green Building. A Report to California’s Sustainable Building Task Force.
*** GSA Public Building Service (2008). Assessing Green Building Performance. A post-occupancy evaluation of 12 GSA buildings.

To read more about 123-4th’s LEED features click here.