Charlottesville, Va. — The certification was awarded for a number of features, including low-flow shower heads and for recycling a majority of construction waste.
Charlottesville, Va. — Peak Campus Companies’ recently completed apartment project The Pavilion at North Grounds adjacent to the University of Virginia has been awarded LEED Silver certification. Pavilion exceeded the baseline energy model by more than 17 percent with its use of energy-efficient fixtures, low-flow shower heads and sinks, and landscaping consisting of all native plants. The project also earned high marks for its integration with mass transit and pedestrian/bicycle pathways that connect to UVA and the nearby Barracks Road Shopping Center. The property provides nearly 100 bike racks in support of alternate transportation modes. Approximately 80 percent of the construction waste leaving the site was recycled. The project opened in fall 2013 and is managed by Peak Campus’ management arm, Peak Campus Management, LLC.