Harrisonburg, Va. — Marietta, Ga.-based Wood Partners has received the Energy Star for Homes – Leadership in Housing Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for a student housing community it developed last year in Virginia. North 38 is a 228-unit project located in Harrisonburg that serves James Madison University and other area schools. It consists of 19 buildings containing 12 apartments each. Sustainable features of the project include the on-site recycling of construction waste, the use of recycled and recyclable building materials, energy-efficient fixtures, and high-efficiency mechanical systems. The Energy Star Award is given to builders that complete at least 50 Energy Star-qualified homes in a calendar year — North 38 exceeded that requirement in a single project. Wood Partners is currently building sustainable multifamily communities in Stoughton, Mass., and Ellicott City, Md.
— Coleman Wood