Ariel Apartments Receive National RecognitionMonday, February 05th 2018
Ariel Apartments recently received the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Silver Level Certification as certified by Home Innovation Research Labs in connection with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recent MIP reduction program. Ariel was spotlighted in conjunction with the National Home Builders Association annual meeting in Orlando welcoming more than 50 attendees to tour the property.
“Lake Nona is a living lab – a place that incubates and inspires innovation and creates a community that is sustainable for the long-term,” said Jim Zboril, President of Tavistock Development Company. “Ariel is a great example of how we are incorporating eco-friendly and healthy designs into our homes, and we are honored that Ariel is among the first developments in the nation to earn this distinguished honor.”
Energy efficiency standards incorporated in Ariel Apartments design include ENERGY STAR-rated appliances and lighting, Low E windows, door insulation, optimum-sized HVAC systems, air transfer management, sealed duct systems, superior insulation installation and programmable thermostats. Other standards include water-efficient faucets and shower heads, high-performance clothes washers/ dryers and dishwashers, efficient plumbing design, high-performance toilets and water-efficient landscaping, irrigation and controls. Indoor environment quality standards include the use of low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitting cabinets, moisture management, spot ventilation and low VOC paint and flooring finishes.
Ariel is the newest multifamily community developed in partnership with Tavistock Development Company and BREC Development, LLC- a Welden Field Company, within Lake Nona, Tavistock’s innovative, master-planned community in Orlando. Professionally managed by SPM, LLC, Ariel is a collection of 348 suburban, garden-style apartments consisting of 13 buildings anchored by a 7,600 square-foot clubhouse and surrounded by nature trails and ponds.