Last Updated on Thursday, 07 March 2013 09:26 Written by From Staff Reports Monday, 11 March 2013 00:00
The Harmony Greene Townhome Apartments achieved LEED for Homes Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and is the first project in Pooler to achieve LEED certification. Trident Sustainability Group served as the LEED consultant for the project.
The 50-unit affordable housing project provides a showcase in sustainability. A community-wide geothermal heating and cooling system combined with efficient lighting and insulation provides extremely low utility bills. Water-efficient plumbing fixtures cut water use 40 percent and low-VOC paints and finishes help occupants enjoy high indoor air quality. All stormwater is managed on-site, and tree preservation and native landscaping surround the project, while a large community garden gives residents an opportunity to grow their own food.
"This project showcase’s both Parallel Housing and The Woda Group commitment to sustainability,” said Tommy Linstroth, principal of Trident Sustainability Group. "Earning LEED Gold in affordable housing makes quite a statement, and installing a community-wide geothermal loop shows the developers are willing to put their money where their mouth is.”
Harmony Greene was developed by Parallel Housing and The Woda Group. The architect for the project was Pimsler Hoss and the general contractor was Woda Construction.
Trident Sustainability Group is a full-service sustainability and green building consulting firm that focuses on providing triple bottom line solutions to a diverse range of clients both locally and nationwide. Trident provides hands on guidance on green building design and construction and offers extensive development-based expertise to help clients achieve LEED certification for their projects, and has helped certify more than 50 buildings. For more infomration, visit www.tridentsustainability.com