Sustainable Living at The Vanguard

Setting the bar for green  buildings, The Vanguard Chelsea has achieved a Platinum LEED-EB certification through our extensive green practices and conservation efforts. From the natural materials used during construction to our energy-reduction programs, every aspect of our building has been designed to promote a higher quality of life for our residents and the surrounding community.

We only use green cleaning products with low volatile organic compounds, which reduces the risk of hazardous contamination without sacrificing quality. Recycling stations are clearly marked and include everything from cans and plastics to clothing and electronics.

Benefits of LEED Practices

  • Reduces energy and water costs
  • Reduces waste disposal costs
  • Reduces environmental/emissions costs
  • Reduces operating and maintenance costs
  • Positively impacts the local environment

Energy Reduction Efforts

  • Occupancy Sensor Controlled Lighting
  • Energy StarĀ® Appliances
  • Metering System
  • Lighting Ballasts
  • Bulb Selection

Recycling Programs (in addition to paper, glass, cans and plastic)

  • Clothing
  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Clearly Marked Recycling Stations