It’s not always easy doing the “right thing”. We’ve all heard the term, “carbon footprint” many times. Although you may have trouble coming up with the perfect definition, the meaning is clear.
It’s time to Save the Planet
If you are like many today, you know deep down, you want to make a difference… but what can you do? Today people are busier than ever. In generations past, a workweek was 40 hours long. Today that may not be the case. Some estimate the average workweek is now 47 hours, although one in five estimate they put in 66 hours, or more. The bottom line is, you are busy, and it is hard to find the time to take on causes, no matter how noble they may be.
However, you have the power to make a change with the living choices you make right now. Wallingford’s newest apartment homes, Smith & Burns, offers cutting-edge amenities coupled with eco-conscious building practices that make a true statement, not only for the developer, Mack Urban, but also for all that choose to live there. In fact, Smith & Burns is pursuing LEED certification.
Never heard of this before, here’s an explanation:
LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”. In plain English, this is an internationally recognized green building certification system. To achieve LEED status, a building must be constructed with more than a little extra care. Certain standards must be met with regards to building materials and the source of those materials, energy conservation, air quality, building techniques and more, much more. Even impact on the surrounding neighborhood is a significant factor.
Top to bottom, inside and out, building green is a rigorous process. Buying local materials not only strengthens our economy, but cuts down on shipping, which in turn reduces the energy needed to deliver those products. Saving and reusing materials is cool in so many ways and also reduces waste. Your health and the health of our planet drive the entire process… and you don’t have to blindly take our word for it. There’s no deceptive green washing here. LEED certification is administered by the internationally recognized U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a group of builders, environmentalists, corporations, nonprofits, lawmakers and educators that share a vision of sustainability that is moving the building industry forward in a way that has never been seen before.
You can make a difference.
Come on by Smith & Burns and check out our Studio, 1 bedroom, or 2 bedroom apartments and experience healthy living and what it means for you today and for generations to come. They are taking applications. Claim yours today.
Make a statement. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s easier than you think.