Multifamily unit in Boston certified gold

March 31, 2016

Photo courtesy of The Lancaster

The Lancaster, a 55-unit condo community in The Hub’s Brighton neighborhood in Boston, has received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to the website Multi-Housing News.

“The Lancaster’s LEED gold certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of the USGBC.

Taza Vercruysse, project manager at CLEAResult, the consulting and verification services firm and LEED green rater for the project, added that developers constructed a building that reduced waste during construction, maximizes performance, conserves energy and is easy on the environment due to such features as its close proximity to public transportation.

Completed in 2015, The Lancaster showcases one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, as well as penthouses.

The structure has been designed in the English Jacobean style and replicates the best of Commonwealth Avenue’s historic architecture and blends into the overall Boston neighborhood context. The building features five stories of residential condominiums above a heated parking garage that accommodates 55 vehicles and bicycle storage.

The Lancaster derives its name from the renowned British Royal Air Force airplane. Powered by four Rolls Royce engines, the aircraft proved to be among the finest of its day – flying faster, higher, and farther than all of its competitors, the property’s website said.

According to that website, all condos previously available for sale are currently sold out.

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