The concept of going green has become a central focus for the entire world. People and businesses alike are doing the important work of improving air quality and conserving our ecosystems, energy, and natural resources. At Eleanor Apartments, we’re doing our part in helping to build a sustainable future. In fact, when you live in our Green Lake apartments, you’re actively taking part in protecting the environment. Here’s how…
Eleanor has achieved a high level of LEED (“Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”) certification. LEED is a globally recognized system by which the environmental practices of buildings and homes are assessed and rated. The goal is to encourage an overall market shift toward environmental sustainability.
Everything – from the initial stages of design to the ongoing operations of the completed project – is rigorously judged by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC evaluates several elements including:
- The building designs
- What materials are used
- Where the materials come from (i.e. local manufacturers)
- Energy and water consumption
- Pollution reduction
- Indoor air quality
We Are Green Apartments in Green Lake
So, how did Eleanor reach the Gold level of LEED? We worked hard to strike a balance between comfortable living and sustainability. There are many environmentally-friendly elements included in Eleanor’s apartments:
- The Eleanor building receives power from 55 photovoltaic solar panels that are located near the rooftop deck.
- The Eleanor rooftop is designed to collect stormwater and provide irrigation for the outdoor courtyard and landscaping.
Energy and Water Efficiency
- All of Eleanor’s apartment homes include energy-efficient Whirlpool appliances, water-saving showers and faucets, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and temperature-controlling window treatments.
Recycling and Composting
- Our Recycling and Composting Bins are conveniently located onsite so that every resident has easy access.
Going Green is Also About Enjoying The Environment Around You
At Eleanor’s apartments in Green Lake, you get to enjoy life in a neighborhood that maintains a symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment. Two of Seattle’s most well-known parks are right near Eleanor, and both are effectively maintained so that humans and nature can respectfully exist in harmony.
It’s probably no surprise to hear that Green Lake Park is the heart of the Green Lake neighborhood. Not only is it home to a plethora of animal and plant species, it’s also one of the most beloved recreational spots in Seattle. The Park’s centerpiece is the Lake, which is surrounded by a 3-mile walking path and lush green spaces.
Ravenna Park is another jewel of the Green Lake area. It’s a half-mile wooded ravine that consists of a wildlife habitat, green space, picnic areas, wading pool and playing fields and courts.
We’re extremely proud to have apartments in Green Lake that are a part of an effort to make Seattle a completely environmentally-friendly city!
We at Eleanor wholeheartedly share the passions of Seattleites. It’s how we’re able to promote Thoughtful Living, a philosophy that drives everything we do. We make sure that all our designs, floor plans, amenities, and finishes are purposeful and encourage a well-balanced lifestyle for residents. We want tenants to be a part of something special, and we want it to make them feel complete both inside and out.