The Asher Seeks LEED Silver Certification

October 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm

The AsherThis fall, our team is gearing up to begin work at The Asher, a luxury apartment community in Alexandria’s Old Town neighborhood. We’re particularly excited about this project because it is expected to receive LEED Silver certification due to its many green building and design features.

Designed by Lessard Urban and developed by Erkiletian, The Asher will feature 206 apartment residences, a state of the art business and fitness center, rooftop terraces, a landscaped plaza and underground parking, all within steps of a Metro stop. A redevelopment of an existing site, The Asher offers energy-efficient appliances, an extensive water-saving system, an advanced waste management system, and other features designed to help its residents save money and preserve natural resources.

E-Landscape’s scope of work includes the installation of site furnishings, planting, structural soil mixes, irrigation, sub drainage, and the construction of a bus stop. One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the cistern system that will be installed to channel rainwater. The cistern tank and pump will be located in the building’s underground garage, enabling the property to harvest rainwater and use it for irrigation. This will reduce residents’ water bills, and – by reducing runoff – will lessen the load on the wastewater treatment system.

We begin work in 60 to 90 days are looking forward to sharing photos and updates as they become available!