LEED™ For Homes
Enterprise Green Communities

Centennial Place Waterfront Apartments will obtain two green certifications once it is open for occupancy.

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) for Homes Silver
  • Certification as an Enterprise® Green Community

Location + Neighborhood Fabric

  • Located in the urban core, existing infrastructure and connections are utilized to conserve resources
  • Positioned within walking distance to grocery stores, local retail and RTA bus stops. The greater region of New Orleans is easily accessible via major thoroughfares
  • Improved sidewalks encourage pedestrian activity and traffic calming methods including curb bump-outs and carefully designed landscape features
  • Situated on high ground, residents will enjoy sweeping views of the Mississippi river.

Water Conservation

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  • All plumbing fixtures and faucets are low flow to conserve water including 1.28 gpf or less toilets, 1.5 gpm bathroom faucets and 2.0 gpm kitchen faucets and shower heads
  • All landscape planting is drought tolerant to reduce the amount of water needed for irrigation

Energy Efficiency

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  • Buildings utilize an innovative and efficient water source heat pump for central cooling and heating
  • All appliances are Energy Star rated for energy and utility cost savings
  • All lighting fixtures are Energy Star rated or equivalent efficiency meeting Enterprise® Green Communities criteria
  • Each unit features ceiling fans in the living and bedrooms as well as operable windows

Materials Beneficial to the Environment

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  • Because this is a historic rehabilitation, many of the original building materials were reused including the original terrazzo and concrete flooring
  • Each unit includes environmentally preferable interior walls, ceiling, paint, millwork and cabinetry
  • A dedicated, permanent and accessible area for the collection and storage of materials has been created for easy recycling
  • The roof and paving were selected for low solar reflectance to reduce heat island effect

Healthy Living Environment

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  • Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint is used throughout with no vinyl or carpet flooring
  • Each unit's kitchen and bathroom exhaust to the outdoors as opposed to recirculation
  • The air in each unit will be filtered using quality filters changed monthly
  • Construction was carefully monitored to ensure optimal indoor air quality for occupants. A flush of construction dust will also be performed before occupancy to ensure a fresh, healthy living environment for residents