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Successful Lease-Up in Evanston Shows Power of Green


AMLI Evanston, a new residential green technology apartment community in Illinois, celebrated its grand opening last month. Containing 214 rental units, AMLI Evanston was constructed with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Silver certification standards that involved a rigorous program that incorporates green building practices.

Stephen Ross, AMLI Residential's executive vice president for development, states, "The project is five years in the making. We had a recession that slowed us down and set us back a little bit. The idea behind this project was a renewal of this part of Evanston, which was tired and fairly run down." AMLI Evanston offers a wide array of apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units. AMLI takes part in its own "Breatheasy" program, which prohibits smoking by residents and their guests inside their apartments and in all common areas. Other green features range from energy-efficient appliances to low-flow plumbing to compact fluorescent light fixtures.

So far, the marketing outreach has been effective, and occupancy is building. Travis Smith and Kara Sherman moved into AMLI Evanston six weeks ago. The two poodle lovers are especially thrilled with the community's dog grooming room. Sherman remarks, "It really is a beautiful building. The service is amazing."

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