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Beacon Communities’ Old Colony Awarded LEED Green Building Certification

March 16, 2016

Boston, MA, 3/16/16 – The Homes at Old Colony announced that it has been awarded LEED Platinum certification for the recently completed Phase Two Building J under the LEED for Homes rating system, developed by the US Green Building Council.

The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. A home can achieve LEED certification under the LEED for Homes program after undergoing a technically rigorous process, including the incorporation of green strategies to achieve efficiency and healthy indoor environments. The sound design and operation of the home is tested and measured using tools like a home energy (HERS) rating and onsite inspections.

The Homes at Old Colony, Phase Two Building J achieved LEED for Homes Platinum certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.  The other buildings at Old Colony have also received LEED certifications — LEED for Homes Platinum for the townhouse and midrise buildings and LEED for New Construction Gold certification for the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center.

“LEED-certified homes are transforming America’s neighborhoods,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO & founding chair, US Green Building Council. “Innovative products, technology and sustainable strategies are making homes more resilient, healthy and high performing for years to come.”  Beacon is proud to be a part of this transformation in South Boston.

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