We released this press release today, and we’re happy to share the news with you!
ECO Modern Flats Awarded LEED® Platinum Certification
MC3 Multifamily announced today that their newly renovated apartment complex, ECO Modern Flats, was awarded LEED® Platinum certification, the highest recognition awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council for green building and design.
ECO Modern Flats is the first multifamily development in the state to attain any level of LEED certification. It is the first project in Washington County to qualify for the LEED Platinum standard. The LEED Platinum certification places the project among an elite number of developments in Arkansas including the Clinton Presidential Center and Heifer International Headquarters.
This certification applies to the first of four buildings at the complex, located at 130 S. Hill Avenue in Fayetteville. The other three buildings are expected to qualify for LEED Platinum as they are completed later this year. As part of the certification process, the building underwent a technically rigorous process including onsite inspections to verify that it is built to be energy and water efficient, environmentally sound, and a healthier place to live.
“The residential sector contributes greatly to climate change and is responsible for 21% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions,” said Nate Kredich, Vice President, Residential Market Development, U.S. Green Building Council. “Green homes like ECO Modern Flats are an immediate and measurable way individuals can make a difference for the environment, and this project will serve as an example to the community of the benefits of building green.”
Green design elements at ECO Modern Flats include solar heated hot water, landscaping with native plants, innovative heating and cooling systems, and rainwater harvesting. Energy efficiency has been achieved with closed-cell insulation, insulated windows, and Energy Star appliances. Indoor air quality is enhanced with non-toxic paints and finishes. Currently under construction, freestanding cisterns will capture rainwater which will be used to water landscaping and the on-site community garden.
Jeremy Hudson, a partner in MC3 Multifamily, said, “This recognition is a testament to the work of all the professionals who have gone the extra mile to use earth-friendly technologies and create a development that is energy efficient, water-wise, and healthy.”
ECO Modern Flats Design and Construction Professionals
Project and Property Management: MC3 Multifamily, a division of Specialized Real Estate Group
Construction Managers: The H7 Group
Architect: Modus Studio
General and Landscape Contractor: Town Builders
Green Building Consultant: Greenovation Builders
Green Lifestyle Consultant: A Splash of Green
Plumber: Ready Rooter Plumbing
Solar Energy Company: Stellar Sun
Balconies, Terraces, and Railings: Razorback Ironworks
Window Treatments: Accent Blinds & Shutters
Mechanical Contractor: Kimbel Mechanical Systems
Cabinetry: Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets
LEED Consultant: Viridian
Landscape Design: Stuart Fulbright