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Legacy on the Lake achieved LEED Certification

Posted in Uncategorized by Bryan Cady on January 20, 2010
Highrise Apartments in Downtown Austin, Texas

Highrise Apartments in Downtown Austin, Texas

Legacy on the Lake achieved LEED certification by 30% reduction of water use, 10% recycled material use, 43% of building materials sourced locally, 77% of construction waste recycled, use of low VOC interior finish materials, and 90% of interior spaces having access to daylight and views.

Other green design and construction features of Legacy on the Lake that contributed to its LEED Certification:

  • Reserved parking for hybrid/fuel efficient vehicles
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Bicycle storage and changing rooms
  • Energy efficient building envelope
  • Water efficient landscaping
  • Treated storm water run-off
  • Commissioned mechanical systems
  • Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan during construction

Legacy on the Lake achieved LEED Certification despite having a tight construction budget. Total upcharge to achieve certification was about 1 percent of the total construction hard costs.

Source: EDI Architecture

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