Building the Future
With 18 years of efforts behind them, VRE continues to implement innovative solutions to conserve and preserve environmental resources.
For example, Sitka Apartments, one of VRE’s more recent LEED Platinum certified developments, features a first-of-its-kind greywater treatment system. Water discharged from the showers and washing machines of one third of the project’s units is filtered to provide irrigation to almost all of the community’s landscaping. The project also features a vanguard wastewater heat recovery system that harvests heat from the project’s sewage discharge, heating water about six times more efficiently than conventional electric water heaters.