Feature Article

Energy-Efficient Multifamily Housing

Now you can get LEED, Energy Star, and other labels for designing or retrofitting high-performance multifamily buildings.

June 29, 2011

Multifamily buildings are inherently green, thanks to the way they support denser, transit-friendly communities. No one makes that point more strongly than developer Jonathan Rose, who refuses to build anything on a site that wasn’t previously developed. But, Rose argues, that’s not enough. “Climate issues, biodiversity issues, energy security issues—all point to a dramatic need to reduce energy consumption. Anywhere we can find cost-effective savings, we should be doing that.”