Silver Birch of Kokomo is NGBS Certified!

Silver Birch of Kokomo in Kokomo, Indiana, recently achieved the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification! This project is a four-story residential care facility featuring 119 apartment units of affordable housing for seniors, and is focused on providing a healthy living community that supports wellness for all residents.

For a home or building to attain NGBS status it must comply with six general categories of green building practices: energy efficiency, water efficiency, resource efficiency, lot development, operation & maintenance, and indoor environmental quality. Key green features at Silver Birch of Kokomo include:

  • Neighborhood amenities within walking distance and access to downtown via walking paths
  • Outdoor landscaped on-site walking paths
  • Integration with the City's Wildcat Creek revitalization project, and access to nature via views of the creek
  • Native landscape plantings
  • Energy Star rated appliances
  • Energy efficient LED lighting throughout the building
  • Durable, long-lasting, low maintenance materials
  • Panelized wall-systems to reduce construction waste
  • High-reflectance roofing to reduce solar heat gain and the effects of urban heat-islands
  • Energy Star certified windows
  • Water-conserving plumbing fixtures
  • Low VOC interior paints, sealants, carpets, and adhesives

WJW is proud to have been a team member on this healthy and sustainable project!






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