This project, The Belmont Apartments, is the first apartment community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to receive LEED Silver, according to UDR, Inc., a multifamily REIT that developed the project. Located at 2500 Bennett Avenue, Belmont has 464 units in five buildings. Since its opening, interest from the community has been higher than expected — likely driven by the combination of green aspects and modern design.
Belmont was designed to use 20% less energy and 36% less water than a conventional apartment community of like size. By estimation, residents should save about $380-$550 annually on their utility bills as a result of energy and water conservation.
Green features include efficient windows and insulation, CFLs, bicycle storage, public transit access, electrical vehicle charging, Energy Star appliances, and easy access recycling. Also, new residents are given a kit of green cleaning products when they move in.
Credits: UDR, Inc.
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