Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our commitment to students includes a commitment to protecting the future of their environment. We see the integration of sustainable features into our communities as a critical component of delivering the best experiences for students. We know that a healthy, comfortable and socially responsible living environment is important to our residents, and to the future of our planet.
 
It's not only the right thing to do; it also makes good business sense - generating long-term value through operational efficiencies that benefit our company, our stakeholders 
and our communities.

LightView's LEED® Features

Go Green: Tips for Sustainability

Indoor Pollutants
Pest Control
  • Seal cracks/gaps, install pest screens
  • Install landscaping so that mature plants are 24" from building
Contaminant Control
  • Walk-off mats at main entries
  • Non-smoking building
  • Air-tight apartments tested by Blower-door
Air Filtration
  • MERV 8 particulate filters on HVAC systems

The Exterior Structure or Envelope
Rain screen wall assembly with water management layer behind
Low slope roof with internal stormwater drainage
High-performance building enclosure with Air Barrier and Low U-Factor windows

Interior Durability and Finishes
No carpet included in wet areas (bath, kitchen, laundry)
Ventilation perf ASHRAE 62.1 and 62.2 to mitigate humidity, mold and exchange fresh, tempered outdoor air

Lighting and Appliances
Energy Star appliances
High-efficacy LED lighting throughout
High-efficiency, low-water laundry provided
Lighting – room occupancy sensors

Plumbing
Low-flow water fittings and fixtures – showerheads, lavatory faucets, toilets
High-performance landscape irrigation

Special Features
Interior bike storage 
Use Less Electricity
Turn off the lights when you leave a room
Unplug electronics and appliances when you are not utilizing them
Avoid charging your phone overnight – save your battery life and use less electricity
Do not leave your windows open when running the HVAC system
Utilize the solar roller shades and blinds as well as wear appropriate clothing when in the unit to reduce heating and cooling consumption
Set your heat to decrease during hours when the occupants of the apartment are not home

Save on Water Usage
Decrease water consumption by taking shorter showers
Avoid leaving the water running while brushing your teeth
Ensure the dishwasher is at capacity before running a dishwashing cycle

Reduce Waste
Use refillable containers to reduce trash amount
Use cloth towels instead of napkins or paper towels
Utilize recycle bins throughout the community

LightView will Provide and Conduct the Following
Solar roller shades in bedroom and common areas
LED and sensory lighting throughout the unit and common area hallways
Maintenance will conduct preventative maintenance on your HVAC system every 60 days
Maintenance will conduct monthly (every 30 days) light audits in common areas to replace burnt out LED lamps and drivers with new energy-efficient lighting
Recycling bins and containers will be provided throughout the community
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