MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Balfour Beatty Communities, a leading provider of property management, development and related real estate services for the multifamily, military and student housing markets, has been named by Home Innovation Research Labs as a 2016 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Partner of Excellence. The award recognizes the Company’s project at U.S. Army installation Fort Carson in Colorado where legacy military family housing is being replaced with new product built according to the NGBS Emerald certification—the highest level of green building certification.
“Building and renovating homes to the highest standards of sustainability is a key focus for Balfour Beatty Communities because it helps us deliver on our mission to provide the best possible living experience for our residents,” said Balfour Beatty Communities president, Chris Williams. “We are very proud of this recognition and the hard work and dedication to our sustainability goals demonstrated by our Fort Carson team.”
“As the home building market continues to rebound, dedicated partners, like Balfour Beatty Communities, prove that participating in our rigorous third-party certification program isn’t a gimmick or a passing fad—it’s a strategic business decision,” said Michael Luzier, president and CEO of Home Innovation.
Balfour Beatty Communities is in the midst of a revitalization project at Fort Carson to rebuild 176 legacy homes. The new townhomes replace 1960s-era military family housing with new construction that meets the highest standard of NGBS, including high efficiency appliances and plumbing fixtures, UV protected windows and sustainable construction materials. The project broke ground in June 2016 and the first new homes will open to residents later this month. The new development will be completed by December 2017.
The National Green Building Standard is the only residential green building rating system approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard. The certification warrants a home to meet a meticulous set of criteria from six different categories—Lot & Site Development; Resource Efficiency; Energy Efficiency; Water Efficiency; Indoor Environmental Quality; and Homeowner Education. For more information on the NGBS or the Home Innovation NGBS Green Certification Program, visit www.homeinnovation.com/green.
About Balfour Beatty Communities
Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC is a diversified real estate services company delivering development, design, financing, construction, renovation, property and facilities management services in the multifamily, student and military housing sectors. A leader in the industry, Balfour Beatty Communities has more than 50,000 residential units and $6 billion in real estate assets under management and has developed or renovated more than 29,000 units with a total value of close to $4 billion. Headquartered outside Philadelphia, PA, Balfour Beatty Communities has more than 1,200 employees and is a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty Investments, Inc.
Balfour Beatty Investments is part of Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment.