HHG Development Associates LLC (“HHG”, developer) and Clarke Caton Hintz (“CCH”, architects) announced today that Roebling Lofts in Trenton has been awarded LEED® Gold certification.
“We’re thrilled to qualify for LEED Gold certification at Roebling Lofts. It recognizes our commitment to sustainable design and environmentally sound management of this exciting multi-family loft project,” said John Hatch, a principal with the developer, HHG, and the lead architect on the project as a partner at CCH. “It is the only LEED Gold certified apartment complex in Trenton, and among a handful of Gold- certified multi-family communities in the State of New Jersey.”
The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council(USGBC), is the foremost rating program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. A multi-family community can achieve LEED certification after undergoing a technically rigorous process, including the incorporation of green strategies to achieve energy efficiency and healthy indoor environments.
Roebling Lofts is a 138-unit multi-family development located near the Hamilton Avenue River Line stop in Trenton, across Rt. 129 from the Cure Insurance Arena, and adjacent to Roebling Market. It offers gorgeous, resource-efficient and healthy loft-style apartments with rents starting at $1,399. All lofts feature large windows, tall ceilings, energy-efficient systems, and striking finishes.
Roebling Lofts achieved LEED for Building Design and Construction Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. It is the first phase of a major multi-use redevelopment that includes additional loft apartments, commercial office space and retail/ restaurant space.
“The green housing market is growing,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED-certified homes are healthier places to live, produce lower utility bills, have better air quality and leave a smaller environmental footprint behind.”
Roebling Lofts achieved the prestigious Gold certification by executing a comprehensive program of environmentally sound development practices:
- Sustainable Sites – adaptively reusing a 1917 J.A. Roebling Sons Company historic factory located within easy walking distance to many shops and restaurants and adjacent to a River Line light rail station.
- Water Efficiency – equipping all lofts with water-saving fixtures and appliances including ultra-low flow toilets and front loading washer/condenser dryers.
- Energy & Atmosphere – executing a comprehensive strategy to reduce energy use that included enhanced exterior insulation, high performance windows, energy efficient VRF heat pumps, DC motor ceiling fans, Energy Star appliances, and use of LED lighting throughout.
- Indoor Environmental Quality – provision of continuous filtered fresh air to all lofts and use of no- or low-VOC materials and finishes to create a healthy indoor environment. Voluntary adoption of a number of LEED protocols for continuing management, including green cleaning and integrated pest-control to minimize the introduction of toxins into the completed building.