The Altman Companies, a nationally recognized developer of exceptional rental apartment communities, has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2018. This is the third consecutive year that The Altman Companies has received this honor.
The Altman Companies has constructed four apartment communities that were NGBS Green Certified by Home Innovation Research Labs including Altis Sand Lake, Altis Bonterra, Altis Shingle Creek and Altis Wiregrass Ranch and two communities that are under construction that are going for the NGBS Certification (Altis Promenade and Altis Grand Central).
Additionally, Altman also has in its portfolio two midrise communities that are LEED-certified (Altis Boca Raton and Altis Pembroke Gardens).
Both properties maintain a small carbon footprint with on-site recycling, “Green” amenities, electric car charging stations, convenient bike storage racks, bike workshop, energy efficient designer lighting, ENERGY STAR® appliances, and high efficiency water heater. The properties are also 100% smoke-free. Altís Boca Raton was also recently named a finalist for a Structures Award from the South Florida Business Journal – Best Green Project.
“We’re thrilled to have received the honor of NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for the third consecutive year,” said Joel Altman, Chairman & CEO of The Altman Companies. “The Altman Companies is committed to be an industry leader in NGBS and LEED-certified properties that offers Green amenities, and energy-efficient features throughout our communities.”
To earn certification to the National Green Building Standard, a multifamily building must meet rigorous criteria in six categories – Lot & Site Development; Resource Efficiency; Energy Efficiency; Water Efficiency; Indoor Environmental Quality; and Homeowner Education. There are mandatory practices in each category that every Green Certified home or building must meet, and there are a wide range of additional optional practices in each category that a builder can select based on the applicability to buyers or renters in their market. There are also mandatory point minimums in every category in order for a building to attain the next level of certification, which is a more stringent requirement than any other national certification program.
“In 2019, NGBS Green celebrates a decade of green, high-performance buildings,” said Home Innovation Vice President, Innovation Services Michelle Foster. “The NGBS Green certification program continues to enjoy widespread growth for both single-family homes and multifamily buildings.”
NGBS Green, which is based on the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS), has certified more homes than any other national green home certification program. Being one of an elite group of Home Innovation’s green certification participants to be recognized validates the commitment The Altman Companies has made to provide its customers within creased value, comfort, durability, and efficiency through its NGBS Green Certified apartments.