HCHC is seeking LEED Certification for Paul R. Williams Apartments, which was completed in April 2019 providing 41 units of affordable housing. The development incorporates the adaptive reuse of the historic Angelus Funeral Home as well as a new four-story residential structure designed by M2A architects. The project is expected to receive Silver-LEED Certification..
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program awarded by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) that recognizes best in-class building strategies and practices. LEED-certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
Paul R. Williams Apartments utilized environmentally-conscious design and updates to the Angelus Funeral Home prioritizing sustainability and energy efficiency. All these sustainable features were incorporated throughout the building to capitalize on available natural elements, such as wind and sunlight.
Various green-friendly features at the Paul R. Williams Apartments are as follows:
For a project to receive LEED for Homes Certification, it must meet requirements in eight different environmental qualities:
For more information about LEED and USGBC please visit the U.S. Green Building Council.