Environment

28 LEED, EnergyStar and NAHB certifications as of March 2016

Environmental responsibility is core to our business and a critical part of developing sustainable communities. This is why we integrate our sustainability initiatives with our design, development, construction and operations processes. Our 2020 environmental goals, established with a 2013 baseline, are to reduce our like-for-like energy and water use intensity by 15%. And in 2016 we launched a new policy requiring all new mid- and high-rise developments to pursue a 3rd party environmental certification (e.g., LEED, EnergyStar). Read more about it in our press release.

In 2016, for the first time ever, we had our energy, emissions, water and waste data as well as the data collection processes and procedures independently verified by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). LRQA, a part of Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, is a leading provider of independent assessment services including certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards and schemes, with recognition from over 50 accreditation bodies around the world.

AvalonBay CY 2015 Assurance Statement

AvalonBay CY 2015 Verification-Report

As of March 2016, we had a total of 28 certifications across all our apartment communities: 17 LEED, 10 Energy Star and 1 NAHB Green. In 2016 we are pursuing 22 new environmental certifications.

LEED CERTIFIED COMMUNITIES

AVA 55 Ninth (LEED NC Gold)
AVA Ballard (LEED Certified)
AVA High Line (LEED Gold)
AVA Little Tokyo (LEED for Homes Gold)
AVA Queen Anne (LEED Silver)
AVA University District (LEED Silver)
Avalon Alderwood (LEED for Homes)
Avalon Dublin Station II (LEED for Homes Mid Rise Silver)
Avalon Hayes Valley (LEED Platinum)
Avalon Irvine II (LEED Silver)
Avalon at Mission Bay (LEED Certified)
Avalon Morrison Park (LEED for Homes Silver)
Avalon Ocean Avenue (LEED Gold)
Avalon Towers Bellevue (LEED Silver)
Avalon Vista (LEED for Homes Silver)
Avalon Walnut Creek (LEED Certified)
Avalon West Chelsea (LEED Gold)

NAHB GREEN CERTIFIED COMMUNITIES

Avalon Rockville Centre (Bronze Level)