ESG Energy Verifies North Carolina’s First Green Certified Affordable Multifamily Remodeling Project

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Village Crossing Apartments Receives National Green Building Standard Emerald Level Certification Following Extensive Renovation

ESG Energy has verified that the first affordable multifamily building project in North Carolina is certified to the National Green Building Standard’s Green Remodel Path. The rehabilitation of Village Crossing, a 20-unit complex located at 109 Greenbrier Road in Greensboro, NC, will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the property on November 18, 2011.

“Homes remodeled to the stringent criteria of the National Green Building Standard provide comfort, value, and savings to their residents,” according to Michael Luzier, president of the NAHB Research Center, which provides third-party green certification to the Standard. ESG Energy’s Brad Fletcher conducted the verification process on behalf of the Research Center.

The extensive rehabilitation work was performed by Affordable Housing Management, Inc., (AHM) who received Department of Energy funding for energy efficiency improvements through the City of Greensboro’s Better Buildings Early Adopter Program. The rehabilitation has also been certified by ESG Energy under the EPA’s Energy Star for Multifamily Homes program.

“The rehab of Village Crossing was truly a community wide effort”, stated Fletcher “What began as a foreclosed and highly inefficient property has become a fine example of energy efficient and affordable housing that is accessible to the handicapped. AHM pulled together the financing and local organizations to turn a blemish in the neighborhood to what is now considered a gem.”

In addition to certifying homes under the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Homes and Water Sense programs, ESG Energy provides green build verification services for the NAHB Research Center. The firm has conducted green audits for several thousand HUD-owned properties and assists residential and commercial property owners with energy and water use analysis. ESG Energy also certifies organizations through its own Carbon Footprint Certification Program, which encourages good practice in carbon measurement, management and reduction.

To learn about ESG Energy or the ENERGY STAR Homes program, please visit http://www.esg-energy.com or http://www.energystar.gov. For more information on AHM, visit http://www.ahmi.org.

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