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"Greenest" Apartment Building in Charlottesville Reaches Milestone

December 2, 2010

CBS Rentals and Martin Horn celebrated the topping out of The Greenhouse apartment building Thursday afternoon just hours after a construction worker was shocked on the 3rd floor scaffolding of the building.

The building spans from 14th to 15th Streets. Developers have touted it as the first LEED-registered (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) apartment building in Charlottesville, giving University of Virginia students the opportunity to live green and support a sustainable environment.

The Greenhouse will feature 22 apartments with 84 rooms, solar panels on the roof, plug-ins for electric cars, low-flush toilets and low emission lighting.

"In this market of trying to save energy, trying to be more efficient and trying to save our resources, we felt like the market would really be excited about a product that incorporated all the LEED aspects. This is what we are offering to the University community," said Jim Stultz.

The apartment building is expected to be ready for renters in July, although construction crews say the seasonable winter weather is allowing the project to move ahead of schedule.

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