Metro9 is a LEED Gold-certified building — and environmentally friendly condos spell good news for owners.
Recycling, turning off lights, using green cleaning products — most of us do our best to be kind to the environment. But what if you could live in a home that is as kind to the environment as you are, just on a much larger scale? Cue Metro9, a stunning example of environmentally friendly condos on the Somerville/Cambridge line.
Metro9 has received a LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and a formal recognition of the implementation of a range of measures that reduce a building’s environmental impact.
LEED Gold influenced the redesign and construction
For a condo building like Metro9 that translates into some big numbers. Look at this:
In fact, the entire conception of Metro9 plays right into LEED, which places heavy emphasis on adaptive reuse. Once a former cold storage holding one million lobsters, the building was meticulously repurposed while the unique structural elements were preserved to create a one-of-a-kind space to call home.
The transformation followed the LEED process, implementing ecologically friendly strategies from the early stages of design to the last phases of construction. The result: a LEED Gold-certified condo building defined by characteristics such as durable architecture (a cold storage had to have immense strength!); industrial details (think exposed concrete columns, polished concrete floors); and a bold, open-concept layout with all the panache of new construction (check out the expansive roof deck, art studio, fitness center with Peloton bikes, pet washing station, and much more).
Environmentally friendly condos make more winners than the environment
And the LEED Gold Certification does not only spell good news for the environment, you also stand to benefit from:
- Superior interior environment: Clean air. Access to daylight. Non-toxic building materials. A non-smoking designation. The LEED provisions all contribute to the creation of healthier indoor spaces.
- Lower utility costs: What is the direct impact of sustainable design and construction methods? Less water and electricity consumption.
- Added value: The certification makes properties more valuable and reduces day-to-day costs, year-over-year, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.
As environmentally friendly condos, Metro9 also fits right into the neighborhood. In 2017, Somerville ranked third on SmartAsset’s list of “Top 10 Green Cities For Families” because of its strong emphasis on eco-consciousness and sustainability.
Let us show you what green living looks like in these environmentally friendly condos. Come take a tour of Metro9.