BETHESDA, MD - Washington Property Company announced that Solaire Metro Apartments, a luxury apartment community located in Silver Spring, Maryland, has earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The property is managed by Bozzuto Management Company.
Solaire is in the Ripley District of Silver Spring, a revitalization area that is centered around a new transit center, which lends itself to foot, bike, bus, Metro and MARC train commuting and shopping. WPC has provided direct walking access to the new Silver Spring Metro, which will become a focal point of the area surrounded by open spaces, and combine a mix of office and apartment buildings, connected by bike trails and pedestrian routes.
Solaire offers extensive green features and amenities. In addition to being a transit-oriented community, it is 100% smoke-free, includes energy efficient appliances, and low-flow, water saving fixtures that reduce utility bills and the impact on the environment.
The community is a 17-story luxury high-rise, which contains 295 studio, one bedroom, one bedroom plus den, two bedroom and two bedroom plus den residences in 32 floor plan options. Apartment features include floor to ceiling windows, balconies, gourmet kitchens with ENERGY STAR stainless steel appliances, as well as luxurious baths.
Community amenities are extensive and include a full-service concierge, resort-style pool and sundeck, roof deck with commercial grill and fireplace, cyber cafe with 24" Mac computers, fitness club, party room, billiards and residents' lounge, as well as underground parking with bike storage.
"It is an honor to achieve LEED certification, as it demonstrates our commitment to the environment, and to our residents, by providing green features that will make our community and our world a better place," said Evan Feldman , development manager, Washington Property Company. "Solaire provides the luxurious finishes and amenities people are looking for, in an environmentally friendly lifestyle."