We are pleased to announce that the apartments within the Park 215 mixed use building we designed for Charter Oak Communities in Stamford, CT have been ENERGY STAR certified as part of the ENERGY STAR Multifamily High-Rise program administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The units earned this distinction through their energy efficient design and construction.
There are currently only three completed buildings in Connecticut with ENERGY STAR certified units. Park 215 is one of them. Summer Place in Stamford is another project we designed for Charter Oak Communities and it also features ENERGY STAR certified units. Through these projects, Charter Oak Communities has shown a dedication to developing high quality and sustainable homes for their residents that will benefit both the people and their environment.
The EPA expands on this program as follows:
The ENERGY STAR label identifies apartments and condo units in multifamily buildings that are designed to be at least 15% more efficient than typical new construction. Throughout the construction process, independent testing and inspections are performed to confirm that the building meets the strict requirements set by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. Once this verification is completed, the units in the building can earn the ENERGY STAR label.
ENERGY STAR certified units provide durable, high-quality, and comfortable living spaces with third-party inspected energy-saving features like high performance windows, tight construction and ducts, high performance heating and cooling equipment, and efficient lighting and appliances.
“Developers who partner with ENERGY STAR offer new apartments and condo units that are designed and built to standards well above most others on the market today,” said Jonathan Passe, Director of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Residential Branch. “ENERGY STAR certified units are built with a comprehensive design, construction, and verification process to ensure that these living spaces will offer real energy efficiency, comfort, durability, and value for years to come.”