The Paramount Awarded First LEED Silver for Multifamily Midrise In New Orleans
The Paramount is the first luxury apartment community in New Orleans to be granted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for Multifamily Midrise by the U.S. Green Building Council! LEED Silver Certification is awarded to projects that meet extensive sustainable design and construction requirements.
“We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment and how it benefits our residents and neighborhood,” said Chris Papamichael, Principal of The Domain Companies, The Paramount’s developers. “LEED Silver Certification means energy and cost savings for our residents, recognition for the Downtown New Orleans community, and a reduced impact to the environment. We hope to serve as a model for all construction projects in the area.”
Innovative green design features at The Paramount make the property 20 percent more energy efficient than other comparable buildings. These features include Energy Star lighting and appliances; water-conserving fixtures and appliances; innovative, high-efficiency HVAC systems; local heat island reduction measures; LED amenity space lighting; and landscaping that reduces water consumption.
The Paramount’s environmentally-conscious features complement those in the neighboring Park building, which houses Zagster bike-sharing service, Enterprise CarShare (the first public car-sharing program in New Orleans), and electric car-charging stations.
More information about LEED Certification can be found at www.usgbc.org.