Going for the Gold: Channel Mission Bay is LEED Certified

We’re proud to announce that one of UDR’s San Francisco apartment communities, Channel Mission Bay, has recently achieved one of the highest LEED Certifications: LEED Gold. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification (LEED) has had an enormous impact on modern buildings. LEED provides a scoring system that critiques a building’s ability to operate while maintaining excellent health, efficiency and sustainability. According to Sustainable Industries Magazine, buildings with LEED for Homes Certification have been shown to be up to 40% more energy efficient. Overall, being LEED GOLD certified demonstrates an encompassing strive for healthier living spaces as well as a consciousness of the surrounding environment.

What exactly will you find at a LEED certified apartment community you might ask? Here are just a few ways Channel Mission Bay has achieved a LEED Gold status:

Energy Reduction

ENERGY STAR® rated appliances, compact fluorescent lighting, ceiling fans, programmable thermostats, and exterior lighting controls.


Water Conservation

Low flow faucets, showerheads, and toilet; low flow water restrictors that use less water without compromising water pressure. Rain water harvesting system that stores and utilizes water captured from specialized gutters to irrigate landscaping.



A percentage of the community is constructed from recycled materials. Additionally, all trash chute rooms offer recycling and a separate compost area.

Providing a sustainable living environment is a nationwide commitment for UDR. Learn more about how UDR communities are contributing to the green initiative


Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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