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Avalon Rockville Centre receives 'green' honor

The 349-unit rental complex Avalon Rockville Centre features

The 349-unit rental complex Avalon Rockville Centre features “green” elements such as energy-efficient lighting. The complex received “green” certification from the National Association of Home Builders at a ceremony on July 30, 2012. Credit: AvalonBay Communities

A 349-unit Rockville Centre rental complex has received “green” certification from a builders’ trade organization.

Avalon Rockville Centre was honored Monday morning at a ceremony at the Banks Avenue complex. It is the first rental complex in the Northeast to receive green certification from the National Association of Home Builders' NAHB Research Center, according to the developer, AvalonBay Communities.

The complex’s environmentally friendly features include drought-resistant landscaping, permeable pavement to help drain stormwater, energy-efficient lighting and appliances, low-emission paints, carpets and adhesives and LED pool lighting, in addition to its redevelopment of a brownfield site and its proximity to the Long Island Rail Road station and Rockville Centre’s downtown, said Christopher Capece, senior development director at AvalonBay.  

The developer is seeking to “break new ground in sustainability,” Capece said in an email.

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