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The Mount Vernon Company completes 132 Unit LEED

Published in Development, Press

June 1, 2019

Boston, MA The Mount Vernon Company has completed construction of the Radius Apartments, a 132 unit multifamily community located at 530 Western Avenue in Brighton, MA. The building will earn green building certification through LEED Multifamily Midrise v2010. LEED is a comprehensive certification program that takes a holistic view of building sustainability, including low impact site and landscaping; water efficiency; energy efficiency; low-impact and healthy materials; and high indoor air quality. Features specific to 530 Western Ave include:

  • Landscaping / plantings with low water demand
  • High-reflectance roof to reduce the heat island effect
  • Bicycle storage and Electric Vehicle charging stations
  • High efficiency water fixtures (showerheads, bathrooms, toilets)
  • An efficient exterior envelope to reduce heat loss and unwanted air infiltration
  • Flooring and finishes with low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Ventilation systems designed to limit indoor contaminants and provide fresh air to each apartment
  • A high level of recycling of construction waste
  • Construction practices meant to limit erosion of soil and dust pollution