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Conventional Green Property Award Property: The Millennium Waterway Ave Owner/Management: DMC (Dinerstein Companies) Location: One Waterway Ave. in The Woodlands Class: A Units: 393 Opened: 2010 Web: www.themillennium.com/Texas/The- Woodlands/Millennium-Waterway-Ave Interesting features: Located in the heart of The Woodlands, our conventionally developed green property of the year is the first multifamily property in its submarket to achieve LEED Silver certification. Built using local products and materials in an effort to divert waste from landfills, this luxury property’s units feature low-emission paint, sealants and carpet, and buildings are designed to maximize natural light. Energy Star appliances and solar panels help residents use 20-50 percent less energy overall than their counterparts in traditional apart- ments. The Millennium conserves water with its low-flow toilets and showers, and the property also collects and treats storm runoff. Just minutes from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and


The Woodlands Mall, the community is located in the midst of parks, trails and wildlife. The Millennium makes the most of its natural surroundings with outdoor gathering spaces, pedestrian access and complimentary cruiser bicycles for residents. The proper- ty’s website promotes the benefits of green living and pro- vides links for residents who want to learn more about a sustainable lifestyle. Other green amenities include on-site recycling, public


transportation access and preferred parking for low-emission and fuel-efficient vehicles. The luxury units feature spacious 10-foot ceilings and modern kitchens with stainless steel refrigerators, black countertops and blonde cabinets with under-cabinet lighting. Select units feature 42-inch plasma TVs and stand-alone tiled showers. The property also offers a preferred employer program, gourmet food and wine tasting events and an on-site pet park.


Story by RACHEL ZOCH, HAA Staff Photos by DEBORAH NIX and JEFF HALL, HAA Staff


Conventional Green


58 AUGUST 2012 ABODE


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