Meta Housing Corporation designs every project to meet LEED, Green Communities or GreenPoint requirements.
“By integrating sustainability into our communities, we are able to reduce each project’s impact on the environment, while also reducing costs through energy-saving features,” says Kasey Burke, President at Meta Housing. “We believe that sustainable communities are healthy communities and our team prides ourselves on thoughtfully integrating energy efficient alternatives into each and every community.”
In 2021, Meta Housing broke ground on Silva Crossing, a project that is being built with energy efficiency top of mind. The project is being constructed to GreenPoint Rated certification and will include energy-efficiency compliance of at least 10% greater than 2016 Title 24 Energy Standards. Specific sustainability features include high-efficiency, lightning ENERGY STAR-labeled refrigerators, dishwashers, and washers and dryers; an onsite water-management system; and the utilization of drought-tolerant, non-invasive plants for landscaping. Additionally, the development will feature energy-efficient windows, an energy-efficient “cool roof” and HVAC systems, enhanced thermal insulation in the exterior walls and roof, energy-efficient water-heater boilers, and a solar thermal system water-heating system with EPA WaterSense-compliant plumbing fixtures.
Burke adds: “In addition to developing our projects to incorporate green alternatives, we also encourage sustainability among the residents at our properties. This includes supporting projects such as the creation of community gardens, as well as programs that reduce water usage and contribute to the overall well-being of local citizens.”