Rochester, NY SWBR celebrated the LEED certification of two new housing projects. DePaul’s DeWitt Clinton Apartments in Rome, and Rochester’s Cornerstone Group’s Milton Meadows in Lansing, both received LEED for Homes Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system is the benchmark metric for sustainable design, providing third-party certification for buildings designed to save energy, resources and provide improved environments for their residents.
DePaul’s DeWitt Clinton Apartments creates 80 high-quality affordable apartments revitalizing the former DeWitt Clinton Elementary School that had long sat vacant. The community, located at 423 Ann St., offers residents access to support services to help them live successfully in the community.
The Milton Meadows project with Rochester’s Cornerstone Group is a 72-unit affordable housing project comprised of (9) 8-plex buildings plus a community center. Veterans who meet the income guidelines receive preference in the application process.
Both projects were certified in collaboration with Sustainable Comfort, a Worcester, MA-based green building and energy efficiency consulting, construction and property management firm.