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 2017 - Assurance Statement

AvalonBay CY 2017 - Verification Report

AvalonBay CY 2016 - Assurance Statement

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AvalonBay CY 2015 Assurance Statement

AvalonBay CY 2015 Verification-Report

As of February 2018, we have a total of 44 certifications across all our apartment communities: 31 LEED, 10 Energy Star, one NAHB Green, one NGBS and one NJ Energy Efficient Home. In 2018 we are pursuing 27 new environmental certifications.


ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED COMMUNITIES

AVA Ballard
AVA Queen Anne
Avalon Cohasset
Avalon Easton
Avalon Garden City
Avalon Green II
Avalon Rockville Centre
Avalon The Albemarle
Avalon West Long Branch
The Statesman

LEED CERTIFIED COMMUNITIES

AVA 55 Ninth (LEED Gold)
AVA Ballard (LEED Certified)
AVA Capitol Hill (LEED Silver)
AVA DoBro (LEED Certified)
AVA High Line (LEED Gold)
AVA Little Tokyo (LEED for Homes Gold)
AVA North Hollywood (LEED for Homes Mid Rise Gold)
AVA Queen Anne (LEED Silver)
AVA Theater District (LEED Certified)
Avalon Alderwood I (LEED for Homes Certified)
Avalon Alderwood II (LEED for Homes Silver)
Avalon at Mission Bay III (LEED Certified)
Avalon Baker Ranch (LEED for Homes Silver)
Avalon Chino Hills (LEED for Homes Silver)
Avalon Dublin Station I (LEED for Homes Mid Rise Silver)
Avalon Dublin Station II (LEED for Homes Mid Rise Silver)
Avalon Esterra Park (LEED Certified)
Avalon Glendora (LEED for Homes Gold)
Avalon Green III (LEED for Homes Silver)
Avalon Hayes Valley (LEED for Homes Platinum)
Avalon Huntington Beach (LEED for Homes Gold)
Avalon Irvine II (LEED for Homes Silver)
Avalon Irvine III (LEED for Homes Gold)
Avalon Morrison Park (LEED for Homes Silver)
Avalon North Station (LEED Silver)
Avalon Ocean Avenue (LEED for Homes Multi-Family Gold)
Avalon Potomac Yard (LEED Silver)
Avalon Towers Bellevue (LEED Silver)
Avalon Vista (LEED for Homes Silver)
Avalon Walnut Creek (LEED Certified)
Avalon West Chelsea (LEED Gold)
Avalon Willoughby Square (LEED Certified)

NAHB GREEN CERTIFIED COMMUNITIES

Avalon Rockville Centre (Bronze Level)

NJ ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME CERTIFICATION

Avalon Roseland

NGBS CERTIFIED

The Lodge Denver West

CITY AND MARKET PARTICIPATION

As the cities where we build and operate plan for climate change and its related effects, we are opening dialogues with each to discuss how AvalonBay can lead the way on resiliency planning and in support of a low carbon building efficiency future. In addition, we have joined a number of efficiency and carbon reduction challenges, including:

Boston: Joined the Mayor’s Carbon Cup in 2015 and are members of the Green Ribbon Commission. As Mayor’s Cup participants we are committing 1MM square feet of our Boston properties to a 35% reduction in energy use intensity by 2020.

New York: Joined the Carbon Challenge in 2017, committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across selected buildings in our portfolio by at least 30 percent, and are participating in the Retrofit Accelerator program. With this program we are committing two buildings to a deeper efficiency retrofit in support of the city’s bold goal to reduce citywide emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

Los Angeles: Joined the LA Better Buildings Challenge in 2016 with a commitment to reduce our energy consumption of the LA property portfolio.