Orlando, Florida – Ariel Apartments was honored to receive the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) Silver Level Certification as certified by Home Innovation Research Labs in connection with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recent MIP reduction program. Ariel was spotlighted in conjunction with the National Home Builders Association annual meeting in Orlando welcoming more than 50 attendees to tour the property.
Ariel is the newest multifamily community developed in partnership with Tavistock Development Company and BREC Development, LLC- a Welden Field Company, within Lake Nona, Tavistock’s innovative, master-planned community in Orlando. Lake Nona is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation with a thriving health and life sciences cluster, and sports and performance district that serves as home of the USTA National Campus, the world’s largest tennis facility and KPMG’s new training and innovation facility. Professionally managed by SPM, LLC, Ariel is a collection of 348 suburban, garden-style apartments consisting of 13 buildings anchored by a 7,600 square-foot clubhouse and surrounded by nature trails and ponds.
“Lake Nona is a living lab – a place that incubates and inspires innovation and creates a community that is sustainable for the long-term,” said Jim Zboril, President of Tavistock Development Company. “Ariel is a great example of how we are incorporating eco-friendly and healthy designs into our homes, and we are honored that Ariel is among the first developments in the nation to earn this distinguished honor.”
“We are honored to be one of the first HUD financed, conventional developments to attain the NGBS Silver Standard in conjunction with the new HUD MIP Reduction Program,” stated Steven Hydinger of BREC Development.
Energy efficiency standards include ENERGY STARÒ-rated appliances and lighting, Low E windows, door insulation, optimum-sized HVAC systems, air transfer management, sealed duct systems, superior insulation installation and programmable thermostats.
Other standards include water-efficient faucets and showerheads, high-performance clothes washers/ dryers and dishwashers, efficient plumbing design, high-performance toilets and water-efficient landscaping, irrigation and controls.
Indoor environment quality standards include the use of low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitting cabinets, moisture management, spot ventilation and low VOC paint and flooring finishes. Performance Point Consulting, LLC worked closely with General Contractor, Walker Construction, and architect, Fugleberg Koch, throughout the entire process.
About Home Innovation Research Lab
Home Innovation Research Labs is a third-party inspection agency recognized as the nation’s premier residential building product testing laboratory. The green certificate is awarded only to those residences that are in compliance with the rigorous National Green Building Standard (NGBS). www.HomeInnovation.com
About The National Green Building Standard
The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is the only green building rating system for homes and apartments approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as an American National Standard. The NGBS provides a blueprint for builders to follow for the design and construction of new and renovated single-family homes and multifamily apartment buildings. www.NGBS.com
About BREC Development, LLC
BREC Development, LLC specializes in new construction, renovation and acquisition of multi-family communities and has completed a wide variety of market rate and affordable housing developments throughout the United States. Recent projects have included communities located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Texas. www.BRECDevelopment.com
About SPM, LLC
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama with regional offices in Orlando and Tampa, Florida, SPM manages 173 apartment communities and over 18,000 apartment homes. Our portfolio represents a geographical footprint rapidly expanding beyond the Southeast to include communities in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York and Washington, DC. www.spm.net
About Welden Field
WeldenField focuses on multi-family development, residential development & construction, property management, hotel development & management, land development, alternative investments and managed security services. www.Weldenfield.com
ABOUT LAKE NONA
Orlando’s Lake Nona is one of the fastest-growing communities in America with more than 10 million square feet of world-class residential and commercial facilities. Adjacent to Orlando International Airport, the large-scale, master-designed community is home to thoughtfully designed neighborhoods, world-class education facilities, a Health & Life Sciences Cluster, a Sports & Performance District highlighted by USTA’s New Home of American Tennis – the largest tennis facility in the world, diverse work spaces, recreational facilities, retail centers, and entertainment venues encompassing the best Orlando has to offer with all the conveniences of a dynamic, vibrant community. Driven by a long-term vision, Lake Nona is committed to building an innovative community that inspires human potential whilst being focused on sustainable design, healthy living, and groundbreaking gigabit fiber optic technology.
A smart and connected community, Lake Nona is wired for the future, providing a no-limits foundation for individuals and companies to thrive. For more information, visit www.lakenona.com
ABOUT TAVISTOCK DEVELOPMENT CO.
Tavistock Development Company is a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group specializing in planning, design, finance, construction and development of groundbreaking projects. Tavistock Development Company’s real estate portfolio is highlighted by the 17-square-mile, master-planned community Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, as well as The Green at Lakewood Ranch, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, Sunbridge and The Grove in Windermere. For more information, visit www.tavistockdevelopment.com