The reduction in energy and water consumption is staggering when you compare South Waterfront's LEED-certified buildings to conventionally-designed structures. Water-saving strategies include the strict use of drought-resistant trees and plants, and the installation of dual-flush toilets and efficient showerheads.
High performance glass in all of the buildings minimizes heat transfer and reduces heating and cooling costs. Light sensors illuminate common areas only when they are in use. These and additional strategies are anticipated to deliver a 30% savings in both potable water and energy consumption over the national EPA baseline.
Related Links: EPA Residential Energy Efficiency