Federal Hill (Baltimore), Maryland (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
Chesapeake Realty Partners announced that one of its newest residential apartment communities, 1901 South Charles apartments in Federal Hill, has been awarded the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Maryland 2013 Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building.
Wintergreen celebrates, promotes and recognizes excellence in high performance, healthy design and building, environmental stewardship and community impact. The awards serve to highlight the green building initiatives and achievements of the USGBC Maryland region projects, businesses, chapter members and other vested individuals.
“It’s amazing to see the diversity of people in support of, and actively working towards, a healthy and sustainable built environment,” commented USGBC Maryland’s Executive Director, Mary Pulcinella. “Wintergreen is a unique opportunity to bring all of these people together to recognize why Maryland is an exemplary state for green building practices.”
In June of last year, the USGBC awarded 1901 South Charles LEED® Gold certification. LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
“As a LEED Gold building, we are energy- and cost-efficient,” said Jon Mayers, President of Chesapeake Realty Partners, the developer of 1901 South Charles. “That translates into real value for our residents.”
Operating and living in a certified green building provides intangible and tangible benefits for the environmentally conscious resident and owner. In addition to the peace of mind that accompanies living in an environmentally friendly building that was constructed in an environmentally conscious manner, owners and residents reap the benefits of energy efficiency, water conservation, and environmental quality.
“It definitely helped me in the decision making process when I was deciding where to live. Knowing that the community was built in an environmentally conscious way and was certified by the USGBC gave 1901 South Charles a definite edge over the other apartment communities I considered,” said one resident.
1901 South Charles is comprised of 193 elegantly appointed Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartment homes featuring hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and available loft options. Just a few of the community’s many world-class amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga/gaming room, stylish residents’ club, furnished courtyard, indoor parking, and bicycle storage. Conveniently located in the Federal Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore, 1901 South Charles provides easy access to I-95, downtown Baltimore, sports stadiums, restaurants and other recreational activities.
For more information about 1901 South Charles: http://www.1901southcharles.com.
For more information about Chesapeake Realty: http://www.chesapeakerealtypartners.com.