Sustainable design is part of Columbia Residential’s goal to deliver the best in class properties to the markets we build in. We are committed to designing and constructing sustainable properties and have built more than 900 LEED® certified apartment units to date, with upwards of 200 additional units under construction.

These LEED® certified properties truly go beyond green with various environmental, economical, and health benefits unique to each of our “green” communities. We are not just creating an environmentally friendly place to live- we are creating a healthier, cleaner, and more sustainable place to call home. To read more about the benefits of a LEED® certified home, click here.

Our Green Initiatives can be summarized as:
• Reducing our carbon footprint
• Building sustainable and efficient buildings that endure for the long term
• Minimizing impact to the environment we build in
• Providing higher degree of enhanced indoor air quality to our residents
• Conserving energy through designing a more efficient apartment building. In doing so, we are lowering our utility costs not only to our tenants, but as property owners as well

Columbia Brookside’s green features:
• Public transportation access and walkable proximity to community resources
• Non-smoking facility
• Water use reduction with low flow fixtures and toilets
• Optimized energy performance with VRF system
• Ventilation provided to each unit via a whole building ERV
• Maximized day light and views
• Improved indoor air quality
• “Green” education for staff and residents as well as green friendly maintenance practices