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Ten WC Smith Development Projects Have Now Achieved LEED® Certification

WC Smith reached a milestone in February in its efforts to develop sustainable buildings. Two of recent developments became LEED® certified by the US Green Building Council, which brings the total number of Smith projects to achieve that status to 10.

The newest properties to achieve that status include 250 M Street, which is the new headquarters for the District Department of Transportation. The building was awarded LEED® Gold for the core and shell.

Also recognized for its sustainable design was Avec on H Street, which was certified LEED Silver®. The green elements at Avec, a 414-unit residential property in NE DC, include a green roof, green screen, energy efficient appliances and systems, water efficient plumbing fixtures, recycled content materials, and a cistern for harvesting rainwater

Certification is proof that buildings are going above and beyond to ensure the space is constructed and operated to the highest level of sustainability. More than 49,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, in all 50 states and more than 170 countries and territories, covering more than 2 million residential units.

WC Smith now has four affordable, LEED-certified residential properties in its portfolio: Sheridan Station (Platinum), Archer Park (Gold), City View (Gold) and 2M (Gold).