Alliance is excited to announce its 264-unit, Scottsdale-area development, Broadstone Lincoln located at 7100 E. Lincoln Dr., was recently awarded LEED-H Platinum Certification. This marks Alliance’s second development nationwide to achieve this level of certification.

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“Alliance is very proud to achieve LEED-H Platinum certification with Broadstone Lincoln — we took great care in developing this property pursuant to the sustainable standards inherent in the LEED-H program and exceeded our target with the Platinum certification,” says Ian Swiergol, Alliance’s Managing Director of Development for the Southwest region. “Broadstone Lincoln is a unique project that attracts a very discerning demographic and the certification is a testament to our efforts.”

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a building certification process developed by the U.S. Green Building Council that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED-H certification, projects must satisfy prerequisites and earn points based on design and construction of energy-efficient, water-conserving structures that use green or sustainable resources and materials.

To support certification, Broadstone Lincoln implemented a range of innovative measures for energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable operations. Improvements include: an energy-efficient building envelope; recycled building materials; high-efficiency mechanical systems; water-saving fixtures and irrigation systems; environmentally-conscious landscaping, high-efficiency low-E windows and EnergyStar appliances. In addition, the project team used sustainable finishing materials with exhaust fans and drains/pipes for moisture-control durability, and created a reduced-heat island effect with reflective roofing materials, paver ground covering and landscaping that minimizes heat absorption. To improve indoor air quality, there are no unvented combustion appliances onsite, carbon monoxide monitors have been installed on each floor and all residences feature enhanced exhausts in bathrooms. HERS rater testing was also completed in each apartment to inspect air tightness within the home and its mechanical ducts.

In addition to the building improvements made to achieve certification, the project’s prime location near public transportation and outstanding community resources within a half-mile walking distance support its sustainable living mindset. The property management team upholds the community’s commitment to green by following Alliance’s Focus Green program, and implementing through sustainable purchasing policies, integrated IAQ management plans and green cleaning practices.

“Part of Alliance’s commitment to sustainability includes continually striving to build a green product and minimize our impact on the environment in all areas we do business,” says Kelly Vickers, National Director of Sustainability. “Providing homes that allow our residents to conserve, recycle, live a walkable lifestyle and engage with us in sustainability efforts is a key component. We are extremely proud of the dedication that our development and management teams have put forth in supporting this commitment, and are excited and proud of Broadstone Lincoln’s LEED-H Platinum certification.”

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