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 a 2017 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Partner of Excellence by Home Innovation Research Labs. The award specifically recognizes the Company’s recently completed project at U.S. Army installation Fort Carson in Colorado where dated military family housing was replaced with 188 new construction homes that were built to the NGBS Emerald standard—the most rigorous green home certification program in the U.S.
“We are honored to be one of an elite group of Home Innovation’s green certification program partners,” said Anne-Marie Niklaus, senior vice president of Balfour Beatty Communities. “As a company we are committed to exceptional residential experiences and delivering efficient, sustainable homes developed to the highest green building standards is an important component of our strategy.”
By January 2018, Balfour Beatty Communities completed 180 homes in their major revitalization project at Fort Carson to replace 188 legacy homes with new construction homes. The new homes included UV protected windows, sustainable construction materials and high efficiency appliances and plumbing fixtures—making them not only NGBS certified, but also Energy Star certified. The latter certification provides energy incentives for the local utility.
Since January 2009, when the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) became the first residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Home Innovation Research Labs has certified nearly 130,000 green single-family and apartment homes, and more than 1,650 lots within green residential land developers. For more information on NGBS Green Certified homes and Home Innovation’s NGBS Green Partner home builders and remodelers, visit www.ngbs.com.
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.