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Grandview Yard Gets LEED Neighborhood Certification

Walker Evans Walker Evans Grandview Yard Gets LEED Neighborhood CertificationPhoto provided by NRI.
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Only a small fraction of the 100+ acres of the Grandview Yard development footprint has been complete, but the project just landed a major feather in its cap with one of the first LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) Silver designations in the Midwest. As recognized by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED-ND means that Grandview Yard adheres to the smart growth, urbanism and green building principles that make for sustainable neighborhood design.

“The exciting thing about LEED-ND is that it acknowledges the realities of complex communities,” said Brian Ellis, President of  Nationwide Realty Investors (NRI), the owner and developer of Grandview Yard. “Creating a neighborhood isn’t just about the construction of individual buildings. It’s about generating a vision that brings complementary elements together where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.”

The demolition process of the former Big Bear Warehouse that stood at the Grandview Yard included a crushing operation that produced 300 tons of recycled and usable stone. All recycled concrete stayed on-site and reused under parking lots, building pads, foundations and sidewalks. Salvaged structural steel was reused by regional manfacturers. And many other types of plastics, woods and warehouse machinery was either scrapped or sold.

Once complete, Grandview Yard will contain 1.5 million square feet of office, retail and commercial space along with over 600 residential units, walkways, bikeways and greenspace throughout.

For more information, visit www.grandviewyard.com.

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