The Altman Companies has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2018. This is the third consecutive year that The Altman Companies has received this honor.
The Altman Companies, based in Boca Raton, Fla., has constructed four apartment communities that were NGBS Green Certified by Home Innovation Research Labs including Altís Sand Lake, Altís Bonterra, Altís Shingle Creek (pictured) and Altís Wiregrass Ranch, as well as two communities that are under construction that are going for the NGBS Certification (Altís Promenade and Altís Grand Central).
Additionally, Altman has in its portfolio two mid-rise communities that are LEED-certified (Altís Boca Raton and Altís Pembroke Gardens).
Both properties maintain a small carbon footprint with onsite recycling, “green” amenities, electric-car charging stations, convenient bike storage racks, bike workshop, energy-efficient designer lighting, ENERGY STAR® appliances and a high-efficiency water heater. The properties are smoke-free.
To earn certification to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), a rental property must meet criteria in six categories: Lot & Site Development; Resource Efficiency; Energy Efficiency; Water Efficiency; Indoor Environmental Quality; and Homeowner Education. There are mandatory practices in each category that every green-certified home or building must meet, and there are a wide range of additional optional practices in each category that a builder can select based on the applicability to buyers or renters in their market. There are also mandatory point minimums in every category for a building to attain the next level of certification, which is a more stringent requirement than any other national certification program.