834 Lake Drive Apartments

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Enterprise Green Communities

834 Lake Drive Apartments is located right in the center of the growing and vibrant East Hills neighborhood. This residence was reconstructed in the former location of the 90-year old Bethel Pentecostal Church as an Enterprise Green Communities certified building. Enterprise Green Communities’ (EGC) mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. EGC’s certification protocol is the only national framework for building and preserving green affordable housing.

EGC certification identifies buildings that have taken a leadership role in implementing strategies to help protect the health of the residents and preserves natural resources. An enhanced building envelope and energy saving systems and appliances mean the residents save on their monthly utility bills. The established neighborhood near mass transit with a variety of services allow the residents to walk or bus to daily amenities, which makes for healthier bodies and less impact on the environment.

A few examples of the EGC Criteria incorporated into 834 Lake Drive Apartments are:

Location & Neighborhood Fabric/Site Improvements: where the building is located matters

  • Compact Development
  • Environmental Remediation & Adaptive Reuse
  • Access to Public Transportation
  • Access to Fresh & Local Food

Water Conservation: water efficient fixtures save our water resources

  • Advanced Water-Conserving Fixtures

Energy Efficiency: saving energy on heating and cooling

  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Efficient Lighting: Interior, Exterior & Common Areas
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Materials Beneficial to the Environment: saving raw materials

  • Low/No VOC Paints and Primers
  • Low/No VOC Adhesives and Sealants
  • Construction Waste Management
  • Recycled Content Materials
  • Regional Material Selection
  • Reduced Heat-Island Effect: Roofing

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Healthy Living Environment: providing clean air, control of lighting, and thermal comfort

  • Smoke-Free Building
  • Composite Wood Products that Emit Low/No Formaldehyde
  • Environmentally Preferable Flooring
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Mold Prevention
  • Carbon Monoxide Monitoring

Operations & Maintenance

  • Resident Manual
  • Building Maintenance Manual
  • Resident and Property Manager Orientation