Denver—The Grove at Stapleton, a senior community for adults aged 55 or older owned by Zocalo Community Development, was awarded with LEED Gold certification.
“A carefully considered strategy on sustainability and livability governed every aspect of the design, construction and management of The Grove,” Susan Maxwell, COO at Zocalo Community Development, said in a prepared statement. “Aside from the environmental benefits, residents are experiencing significant savings on their utilities.”
The 150-unit community, built in 2015, offers one- and two-bedroom floor plans, in-unit washers and dryers, patios and balconies, and storage space. Common area amenities include a community kitchen and gathering space, fitness center, outdoor garden plots, dog park, potting shed and workshop, and underground parking. In addition, residents benefit from United Plus Property Management’s SUN® Program that brings activities and events designed to support and enhance the active senior lifestyle.
The Grove at Stapleton received the LEED designation for a series of strategies targeted to streamline performance, such as high-efficiency appliances and lighting; high-performance faucets; the sourcing and use of natural materials; low VOC paints, adhesives and carpets; efficient windows and a comprehensive recycling program. Moreover, the community’s convenient location lessens the need for individual transportation.
“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, USGBC. “Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Zocalo Community Development demonstrates their leadership through their LEED certification of The Grove at Stapleton.”
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