Harrison

Sustainability

The Harrison Glendale is committed to providing a sustainable community and lifestyle for its residents, and is currently seeking GREEN Building LEED SILVER Certification.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

  • Drought tolerant landscaping
  • Drip irrigation system
  • Double-pane, insulated windows
  • High-efficiency lighting systems
  • Efficient mechanical (HVAC) systems
  • Large windows in homes providing natural light
  • Low VOC emitting materials
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Water efficient fixtures
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Preferred parking for electric vehicles
  • Recycled or reclaimed materials used
  • Recycling facilities onsite
  • Smoke free community
  • Safely recycled, reused and disposal of construction waste

Understanding LEED

United States Green Building Council® (USGBC) is a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to promoting sustainable practices in the building industry. To better serve their mission, USGBC created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building program, which is the preeminent program for design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

The point-based program offers optional sustainable practice in the areas of project sites, location, water, energy, indoor air, operations and purchasing, innovation, and regional environmental concerns. Every project is required to meet minimum sustainable performance in various categories and receives a final level of certification based on the number of sustainable efforts attempted. A third-party reviewer rewards the property with a certification level of Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

LEED Rating System

Sustainable Sites
Sustainable redevelopment of disturbed sites and designing with best storm water management practices aid in the protection of sensitive land.

Locations & Linkages
Selecting sites in developed areas with existing infrastructure allows communities to grow and focus on local amenities.

Awareness & Education
Knowledge of sustainable practices is a powerful tool in green living. Education of building occupants enhances the sustainable design features of a green building.

Energy & Atmosphere
Buildings use an estimated 40% of the total energy produced in the United States and much of the production has harmful environmental effects.

Materials & Resources
Selecting locally produced building materials and products with recycled content are just a few ways to reduce negative impacts from construction development.

Indoor Environmental Quality
Designing indoor environments with fresh air and reduced contaminates contribute to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Water Efficiency
Water efficiency efforts can greatly reduce the burden on municipal water supply and wastewater systems.

Innovation & Design
Two key aspects of green buildings are smart design and quality construction. Continuous innovation and thinking keep the green building movement alive.

Regional Priority
Environmental concerns often differ depending on location. Focusing on these concerns enable buildings to better serve the greater good of a community.