Building a green future.

In the US, our homes, offices and other buildings use more than 40% of our energy. Our buildings are also one of the biggest wasters of energy. But they don’t have to be.

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LEED sets the bar high.

In 2001 the US Green Building Council introduced a set of standards for sustainable construction called LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Since then, LEED has become the world’s most recognized certification for green buildings.

Three of the ways the 315 on A building in Boston earned its LEED certification:

LEED sets the bar high.

In 2001 the US Green Building Council introduced a set of standards for sustainable construction called LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Since then, LEED has become the world’s most recognized certification for green buildings.

Three of the ways the 315 on A building in Boston earned its LEED certification:
Solar panels on the roof power many of the apartments.
The windows are treated to help regulate the temperature in the building.
Reclaimed wood from a previous building was used for the flooring.

There's power in numbers.

315 on A is a LEED Gold apartment building. It’s also home to over 240 Nest Thermostats that helped the building achieve its high LEED status.

The LEED difference.

When you add up a lot of good ideas, you get a lot of savings.

I know I have co-workers who live in houses out in the suburbs who pay $250 per month for their energy bills.


At 315 on A my energy bill was $8.71 for the month of December.

Drew Lewis, 315 on A resident

Save more than just energy.

The energy we use comes from many different sources. And even with all the focus on clean energy like solar and wind, our number one source is still coal. So saving on your energy bill can also save greenhouse gasses.

Select your state to see how your energy is made.

    Source: energy.gov

    Use less energy.
    In three easy steps.

    LEED certification helps buildings and homes save a ton of energy. But there are easy things you can do to lower your power bill. And as more and more of us save energy, our carbon footprint gets smaller and smaller.

    1

    Airtight savings.

    Start by checking the seals on your windows. Older windows often aren’t airtight. New energy efficient windows help you save by keeping hot or cold air outside. If that’s not in your budget, caulking loose seals can help.

    2

    Next up,
    your thermostat.

    Simply programming your thermostat can save up to 20% on your heating and cooling. Sadly, many thermostats are hard to program. The Nest Learning Thermostat makes it easy by learning the temperatures you like and programming itself.

    3

    Savings you can see.

    Replacing your incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs can save 75% of the money you’re spending to light your home.

    Go for Gold.
    Or Platinum.

    There are over 11,000 LEED certified homes in the US. If you’re looking to build or renovate, LEED certification will help you have the greenest home on in the neighborhood.

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