We are excited to announce that another community within the Corcoran family has been recognized as a leader in environmental-efficiency by the United States Green Building Council! The Commons on The Green, the sister property to 2013 LEED Silver recognized community The Commons at SouthField Highlands, has been honored with being a LEED Gold building! Throughout the planning and construction process Corcoran worked with the architects, engineers, landscape designers, and general contractors in assuring The Commons on The Green would be built to the highest environmental standards. Parkside Commons, consisting of 238-apartments in Chelsea, was the first large scale multifamily community in New England to be recognized as LEED certified back in 2009. So what makes The Commons on The Green stand out amongst the rest?
- Sustainable site design and planning to support the surrounding habitat
- Close proximity to public transportation, cutting down on automobile emissions
- Drought tolerant plantings and drip irrigation were incorporate in the outdoor landscaping to save water usage
- Within the homes, dual flush toilets, low flow devices, and water filtration were major factors in successful water usage
- Recycling programs and green cleaning practices
- Eco-friendly and energy efficient construction materials
- All appliances and lights are Energy Star rated
- Adhesives, cleaning materials, low V.O.C. paints, and carpeting were all selected with care and conservation in mind
- 100% smoke free throughout interiors and everywhere on the grounds
photo via www.hscbuilders.com
It's an honor to be recognized once again as a leader in promoting, developing, and achieving LEED certifications at new communities that Corcoran Management develops. Aside from the environmental benefits, The Commons on The Green also features luxurious features and amenities with ultimate convenience being located next to the South Weymouth MBTA Commuter Rail!