WEST NEW YORK, NJ — RiverTrace at Port Imperial, a Roseland property, has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The luxury apartment community was celebrated for its energy efficiency, sustainability, and environmentally friendly design.
The apartment building’s efforts in water conservation, green house gas reduction, and energy performance were among some of the key factors considered by the USGBC. Some notable elements include ten new vehicle charging stations, upgraded thermal insulation, and the building’s recycling program, which salvaged or recycled over 75% of construction waste.
Over 90% of RiverTrace’s regularly occupied space has access to daylight, including each of its 316 apartments. Apartments are equipped with ENERGY STAR appliances, along with advanced water infrastructure designed to reduce consumption by one third. In total, it is estimated that RiverTrace is over 25% more efficient than industry standard multi-family dwellings.
“It was a priority for us to utilize the latest offerings in green technology to meet a high standard for sustainable living,” Andrew Marshall, Roseland’s EVP-Development said. “There’s a tremendous amount of responsibility as a developer and manager not only to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing place to live, but also to mitigate environmental impacts in the process.”
In order to achieve LEED certification – the USGBC’s nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings — Roseland had to meet the industry’s highest standards for the use of sustainable and renewable resources, minimizing environmental waste and pollution, optimizing indoor air quality, and seeking to reduce or eliminate contact with toxic or hazardous conditions.
Once an underused site, the property at RiverTrace at Port Imperial now offers state-of-the-art one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes equipped with bamboo floors and energy efficient appliances. Just steps away from the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and NY Waterway Ferry, residents can easily access both work and play in New York City and surrounding areas.
RiverTrace, which opened in 2013, is part of the $2 billion, 200-acre, master-planned waterfront development along the Hudson River known as Port Imperial. The innovative community, located in Weehawken and West New York, features upscale residences and retail, world-class views of the Manhattan skyline, and an intermodal transportation system offering commuter Ferry service to Manhattan and Light Rail service along the Gold Coast.