One Plantation Apartments Awarded LEED® Certification
Posted on 9/20/2013Stiles and Greystar are pleased to announce that One Plantation was awarded LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). One Plantation is a 321-unit luxury high-rise apartment community in Plantation, Florida developed and constructed by Ft. Lauderdale-based Stiles, and professionally managed by Greystar. In order to achieve LEED certification, the community had to meet high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental air quality. One Plantation is located in the Midtown District at 1650 SW 78th Avenue at the northwest corner of University Drive and I-595.
"As the first LEED certified luxury apartment community in Broward County, our residents can take advantage of all of the benefits associated with living in an eco-friendly community," said Jay Jacobson, President, Stiles Residential. "With the help of Spinnaker Group, our LEED consultants, and Cohen Freedman Encinosa & Associates Architects, we were able to blend a variety of sustainable building materials and practices with a modern design."
One Plantation provides vehicle charging stations, reserved parking spaces for fuel-efficient vehicles and bicycle storage to make it easier for residents to commute. To help reduce energy consumption and lower utility costs, Energy Star appliances, programmable thermostats, low-emissivity impact windows, energy-efficient lighting land low-flow water fixtures are part of every apartment home.
"With One Plantation, the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, we are one step closer to USGBC's vision of building sustainable living environments that are beautiful and functional," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. "This building is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement."
One Plantation offers spacious one, two and three-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 750 to 1,330 square feet of living space. Contemporary interior finishes include espresso wood cabinetry, granite countertops, undermount sinks, Moen fixtures and an energy efficient Whirlpool appliance package. Apartment homes incorporate features such as nine to ten foot ceilings, walk-in closets and full-size washers and dryers. Many of the floor plans include sliding loft doors that add privacy and the ability to create two master bedrooms.
Residents can enjoy a variety of amenities including a community clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center with spin studio, gaming room, theater, coffee bar and executive business center. The community offers a resort lifestyle complete with a roof top terrace, tennis and basketball courts, swimming pool, spa, outdoor billiards table and sun deck with a relaxation fountain. The gated community also features a children's playground, recreational green spaces, a dog park and waterside walking and biking trails.
For more information on One Plantation Apartments, visit www.oneplantation.com.