Sylvan | Thirty Becomes First LEED-Certified Development in West Dallas
The mixed-use center earns coveted recognition through green construction and development practices
Dallas, June 1, 2017 – Sylvan | Thirty, a mixed-use development located at the intersection of Sylvan and Fort Worth Avenues, has become the first commercial development in West Dallas to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification that recognizes buildings, homes and communities that are designed and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
Sylvan | Thirty has achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Sylvan | Thirty has been especially recognized for rehabilitating a “brownfield site,” incorporating decomposed granite parking and a vegetated bioswale throughout the development to filter and reduce stormwater discharge in an effort to keep the Trinity River healthy, providing preferred parking for fuel-efficient vehicles and the use of low-emitting building materials to reduce indoor air contaminants that are harmful to occupants.
Early on, Sylvan | Thirty established what it calls its 5DNA — a list of five principles that embodies everything the development stands for. Those principles include multi-modality, sustainability, supplying local and organic food options, community outreach and a promise to keep Sylvan | Thirty’s vibe simple, existing as a mini escape for when life gets hectic.
“From day one, my goal has been to create a development that celebrates the community and the environment,” said Brent Jackson, President of Oaxaca Interests, the development company behind Sylvan | Thirty. “This certification is a recognition of all the investors, residents and tenants who have come together to rally around local products, family businesses and green initiatives to make our community a better place to live.”
Sylvan | Thirty houses more than 200 studios and lofts, award-winning restaurants/bars, shops, an organic grocery store, yoga studio and the first eco-friendly, fume-and-toxin-free nail salon in Dallas.
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Sylvan | Thirty can be found online at www.sylvanthirty.com.