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Reece Crossings


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At Corvias, sustainability is a priority.

At Corvias, sustainability is a priority. The apartments at Reece Crossings incorporate a sustainable site design and environmentally-friendly construction practices. Apartments will be energy, water and lighting efficient.

To help ensure sustainability, Reece Crossings has been designed using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Low-Impact Development (LID) and ENERGY STAR® guidelines, including advanced storm water management techniques such as bio filtration facilities and rain gardens.

Within the apartment homes, use of low-flow toilets, faucets and showers will significantly reduce the use of water and the use of ENERGY STAR® rated appliances and high efficiency HVAC systems will reduce energy consumption.

The project will also source and use recycled, low-maintenance, regional building materials to reduce transportation cost and carbon emissions from delivery vehicles.

Check out additional sustainable features of design and construction that will be incorporated in the project at Reece Crossings:

Sustainable Site Design

  • Advanced storm water management techniques by utilizing bio-swales and rain gardens to naturally filter pollutants through plantings and layered sub-soils.
  • Use of drought tolerant and native plant materials in the landscape to reduce the demand for irrigation water.
  • Recycling stations adjacent to trash collection for paper, cardboard, glass and metals.
  • Designated parking spaces for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles to promote conservation through preferred parking privileges.
  • Installation of bicycle racks at each apartment building to serve the building occupants as a means to encourage alternative modes of transportation at Fort Meade.

Energy Efficiency

  • Use of ENERGY STAR® rated appliances to reduce unit energy consumption.
  • Gas-fired hot water heaters and furnaces with clean burning natural gas reducing the demand for plant generated electricity.
  • Installation of high-efficiency furnaces and air-conditioning units to reduce overall energy demand, cost and pollutants.
  • Programmable thermostats to control thermal comfort and prevent continual heating and cooling loss, and reduce cost to occupants.

Water Efficiency

  • Use of low-flow toilets, faucets and showers to reduce potable water consumption and impact on sewage treatment plants.
  • Filtered water station in the clubhouse near the fitness area to reduce plastic bottled water use and disposal.

Lighting Efficiency

  • Use of long life fluorescent lighting in common areas and clubhouse to reduce energy consumption and replacement cost of bulbs.
  • Exterior lighting design minimizes night time light pollution through the use of shields and light deflectors at the source.

Construction Materials

  • Sourcing of regional building materials to reduce transportation cost and carbon emissions from delivery vehicles.
  • Choice of low-maintenance building materials on the exterior shell that require little maintenance such as painting, retreatment or waterproofing.
  • Recycling program for construction material waste to reduce landfill pressure, transportation costs and carbon impacts.

Environmental Quality

  • No smoking zones around the clubhouse to eliminate airborne contaminants and intake into the ventilation system.

Please feel free to download our Sustainability Fact Sheet for the great programs taking place at each of our locations.