Founded in 1990, Woda Management is a nationwide development and construction firm that manages over 200 properties and strives to create affordable housing for seniors and families. One of Woda Management‘s affordable rental communities recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Individual homes can receive LEED certification following a rigorous process that includes incorporating environmentally friendly and efficient build strategies as well as a healthy indoor environment. The home’s design and operation are tested and measured via home energy ratings and on-site inspections, while subsequent certifications are awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. More than 2.2 million square feet of property becomes LEED certified every day in over 165 countries.
Woda’s Butler, Pennsylvania-based townhome community Thompson Greene opened in the fall of 2016 and recently earned LEED Silver certification for its green design and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. The 50 units within the affordable rental community were constructed with environmentally friendly, recycled, Forest Stewardship Council-certified materials. Each unit is also equipped with Energy Star appliances and energy-efficient windows.