Slideshow: AR Community Awarded LEED Certification

Fountain Residential Partners’ new project in Fayetteville offers access to an extensive network of bicycle trails.

Fayetteville, Ark.—Peak Campus has announced that Beechwood Village, a community owned and developed by Fountain Residential Partners, has been awarded LEED certification.

Located near the corner of South Beechwood Avenue and MLK Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville, the 213-unit community is comprised of 99 separate buildings situated within walking distance from the University of Arkansas campus. The unit mix encompasses one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans. Property amenities include a resort-style pool, clubhouse, study area, fitness center and game lounge. The buildings were designed to be environmentally friendly and highly efficient, while reducing maintenance and utility costs.

The property’s location was strategically chosen to be less than one mile away from 11 basic community resources including retail, parks and restaurants. The community offers access to a bicycle trail network connecting the site to numerous resources in order to incentivize alternative forms of transportation. No invasive plants were installed to protect the native landscape from being overburdened with overpowering vegetation. Kitchen and bathroom exhaust all vent directly outdoors, reducing moisture and pollution in the units.

“Beechwood Village’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership. LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize the built environment by providing everyone with a healthy, green and high performing buildings. Beechwood Village serves as a prime example of how the work of innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a global impact on the environment,” Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO of USGBC, said in a prepared statement.

Beechwood Village holds the largest numbers of LEED-certified structures in one single multifamily project ever certified by the USGBC’s LEED for Homes program in the U.S.

Image courtesy of Peak Campus

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