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This high-performance apartment complex provides much-needed workforce housing in an ultra-affluent region:

This high-performance apartment complex provides much-needed workforce housing in an ultra-affluent region:

Designed to meet Enterprise Green Communities and EarthCraft Virginia standards for green building, the project features rooftop solar panels that assist its new hot water heaters, reducing dependence on natural gas by an estimated 40%. Upgrades also include Energy Star appliances and light fixtures and 1.1-gpf toilets. Outdated 8-SEER HVAC equipment has been replaced by high-efficiency, 15-SEER systems. In addition to the sustainable retrofits, six units also meet universal design standards for residents with disabilities.

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