ECO Modern Flats Chases LEED Gold

ECO Modern Flats is undergoing a transformation right now in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The multifamily project was built 40 years ago, but that’s not stopping developers from renovating the place to anticipated LEED Gold level certification.  And they’re doing it with a modern, yet attainable, approach, too.

Heidi Tankersley, founder of A Splash of Green, helped guide interior aspects with the selection of no-VOC Yolo Colorhouse paints, locally-made concrete counters, ductless mini-split HVAC systems, and water-blown insulation from BioBased Insulation.

Each building has rainwater reclamation for irrigating native and drought-tolerant plantings, while rain gardens and permeable walkways help reduce storm water runoff.  Other green features include Energy Star appliances and new, efficient windows.

ECO Modern Flats also has covered bike parking, a solar-heated community pool, and a community garden for residents.

Originally built in the late-1960 and early-1970s, ECO includes four buildings with 24-units each.  The first phase is complete with certain 600 square-foot flats pre-leasing for $725 all-inclusive.  The renovation will be complete later this year.

Credits: ECO Modern Flats.


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