311 E 11: Village Green
live better in every sense
What is LEED(R)?
LEED is the Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System(TM) created by the U.S. Green Building Council; it is the nationally recognized certification program for high performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
What is LEED Gold?
LEED Gold is an elite standard of certification. it requires eco-friendly building materials and appliances as well as energy efficient air, water and heating systems.
Are new buildings in NYC required to be LEED certified?
LEED certification is mandatory in Battery Park City. in the rest of New York City building in accordance to LEED standards is the developer's choice. The Namer brothers have made the personal commitment to the environment and the well being of residents of New York City by choosing to target LEED Gold certification at 311 E 11: Village Green.
Will 311 E 11: Village Green meet LEED certification standards?
311 E 11: Village Green is targeted to meet all the requirements necessary for LEED Gold certification.
Are green buildings more expensive to build?
The short answer is yes. The construction costs associated with a property like 311 E 11: Village Green are indeed higher than they would be for traditional "non-green" property. But those costs are infinitesimal when compared to the cost to our city and earth by not building responsibly. Simply put, when the future of our children and grandchildren is taken into consideration, there really isn't any choice
This site requires the Flash player plug-in for web browsers.