Sustainability

Community Three is committed to creating long-lasting, energy-efficient products. Constructed with the highest quality materials and methods, each Community Three project is built to stand the test of time. Inside each new home are finishes and appliances that provide the latest in modern convenience and maximum energy efficiency. This combined effort allows every Community Three building to complement its surroundings with timeless architecture complete with quiet, durable, and energy efficient indoor environments.

 

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Vegetative roof at The Nine
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Adaptive reuse structure at The Schafer
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KCMA Certified Cabinetry at The Residences at St. Monica's
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Native plant species at The Residences at St. Monica's
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Energy Star Qualified appliances at Lumen
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Low flow fixtures at M Street Flats
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Protecting the natural environment is an important element of Community Three’s development philosophy. By implementing a broad range of sustainable practices in our projects, we attempt to contribute to a cleaner and safer natural ecosystem. Some of Community Three’s sustainable practices include:

    • Implementing erosion and sedimentation control plans for construction activities
    • Selecting development sites with access to multiple forms of public transit
    • Targeting redevelopment of properties already served by existing infrastructure
    • Using vegetative (green) roofs to reduce imperviousness and minimize the urban heat island effect
    • Using low-flow toilets, faucets and showerheads
    • Specifying appropriate plant materials and native species that reduce the need for irrigation
    • Using chlorofluorocarbon-free (CFC-free) refrigerants
    • Installing Energy Star® qualified appliances
    • Using high-efficiency lighting systems including motion sensors connected to dimmable controls
    • Using high R-value wall and ceiling components in compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code™
    • Maintaining existing walls, floors and roofs to extend the lifecycle of existing building stock
    • Recycling and salvaging construction waste and demolition debris
    • Using suppliers that comply with the KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program®
    • Using local material sourcing and delivery to minimize environmental impacts resulting from transportation
    • Using low-E argon gas insulated, Energy Star® qualified windows and doors
    • Using durable materials that minimize the need for future use of resources
    • Using natural ventilation to increase outdoor air ventilation rates
    • Using low-VOC content paints, stains, carpets, adhesives, and other materials to reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants
    • Providing individual thermal comfort controls with complementary high-efficiency HVAC systems