LEED NC Gold
Enterprise Green Communities
3 Buildings, 2.75 MSF
Wiencek + Associates is an award winning architecture firm specializing in socially responsible and sustainable design. The Wheeler Terrace Apartments in Washington, D.C., have earned LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and achieved Enterprise Green Communities Certification.
Healthy Buildings’ Role
Healthy Buildings served as a technical consultant focusing on Indoor Environmental Credits. We provided technical services to meet and document difficult prerequisites including: Indoor Environmental Quality Prerequisite 2, ETS Control, through the tracer gas alternative methodology and Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 3.2, Indoor Air Quality Management, Prior to Occupancy.
Healthy Buildings implemented the alternative tracer gas testing methodology following a previous Credit Interpretation Request (CIR).
The indoor air quality testing of multiple unit types within each building followed a complex schedule to meet occupancy dates while not slowing down the construction schedule.
Wheeler Terrace is the first affordable housing community in Washington, D.C., to simultaneously meet the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and obtain LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.