Living Green

Avenir Receives Energy Star® and Green Globes Certifications

Wangard Partners, Inc. (WPI) achieved dual ENERGY STAR® and Green Globes Existing Building certifications. Avenir Apartments achieved an ENERGY STAR® score of 96, demonstrating superior energy efficiency, and was certified at three Green Globes. This is the only building in the State of Wisconsin to receive dual certification. Among the many attributes that have made dual certification possible, Avenir is proving that it is living the green life in these ways:

  • High-efficiency LED and task lighting with occupancy sensors
  • High-efficiency heating and cooling
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Hot water provided via high efficiency, central, sealed combustion gas-fired boilers
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances
  • High-efficiency, tinted windows
  • Monitored energy use
  • Low flow faucets
  • On-site recycling
  • Walk Score of 93 and garage bike storage
  • Rooftop garden
  • Rainwater and storm water run-off storage (underground cistern)
  • No smoking on-site
  • Regular, scheduled waste audits
  • Formal implemented environmental management policy
  • Formal implemented energy policy with staff trained

“Avenir Apartments continues to be a shining moment in our company’s history, from cleaning up a brownfield site, introducing a new high-performance wall system into the marketplace, to attracting new retailers to Wisconsin and sustainability. This development continues to dazzle even two years after completion and is the only development in the State to receive dual certifications to date. A testament to Wangard’s passion of bettering communities and embracing sustainability as a way of life.”

– Stewart Wangard, Chairman and CEO | Wangard Partners, Inc.