ORLANDO, FL – The Altman Companies has a lot to celebrate in Orlando. It just finished up construction on the 315-unit Altís Sand Lake in the Dr. Phillips neighborhood. A ceremony was held Wednesday, April 13 at Altís Sand Lake and at the same time, the company was awarded the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Certification by Michael Luzier, president and CEO of Home Innovation Research Labs.
Altís Sand Lake is the largest NGBS Green Certified multifamily community in Orlando, in terms of number of certified buildings. The development has 13 separate buildings.
The NGBS is an ANSI-approved national rating system used to gauge the performance of residential construction based on six key categories: energy efficiency; water efficiency; resource efficiency; lot development; operation and maintenance; and indoor air quality.
NGBS Green Certification is provided by Home Innovation Research Labs, an accredited third-party testing and certification agency and an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders.
Altís Sand Lake is an amenity-rich, luxury rental community with one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes. Some of the key green features include programmable thermostats with humidistats, high-efficiency water heaters, individual unit electric meters and sub-meters, 100 percent energy-efficient designer lighting, and ENERGY STAR refrigerators. All of these features allow renters to use less energy and save money on their power bills.
Altís Sand Lake saves enough energy to power 41 homes per year, saves enough water to fill 60 swimming pools per year and diverts 159 tons of waste from landfills per year.
“We are very proud that our company has achieved its first NGBS Green Certification,” said Joel Altman, chairman of The Altman Companies. “We at Altman are committed to see that our residents have an Exceptional Living Experience, and we are also environmentally conscious and care about a sustainable lifestyle. At Altís Sand Lake, we are able to give our residents both.”
“Attaining our third-party ‘seal of approval’ allows quality-minded builders like The Altman Companies to distinguish their properties from the competition,” according to Luzier. “Earning NGBS Green Certification means going beyond what’s simply required by code, to provide consumers with a better place to call home – an energy cost-saving, healthier, and more comfortable place to live. I applaud Altman for making this commitment at Altís Sand Lake for the benefit of its renters and the larger community.”