LEED Gold Certified – Live Beautiful

You need not look far to see the many sustainability-focused features that enhance life – inside and out – at the Continental. This list is meant to give you a holistic look at the building, restoration, preservation and conservation efforts that went into creating this peaceful environment designed to support and inspire more mindful living.

Sustainable Site Development

· Reuse of existing building - Mercantile Continental Building has been rehabilitated

· Heat Reducing Roof System

· Reuse of Existing Walls, Roofs and Ceilings

· Reuse of Existing, Recycled and Regionally Sourced Materials

Resource Conservation

·  Low Flow Fixtures

· 30% Reduction in Water Usage

· Trash Recycling Facilities

Energy Efficiency

· Energy Star Appliances

· Energy Efficient Light Fixtures

· 14% Reduction in Energy

Indoor Environment

· 30% Increase in Outdoor Air Ventilation

· 100% Smoke Free Environment

· Use of Environmentally Friendly Cleaning and Pest Control Products

Sustainable Materials

· Eco-Friendly Engineered Hardwood Flooring

· Low VOC Adhesives, Paints and Sealants

· Low VOC Carpets

Transit Oriented Development

· Close to public transportation – less than ½ mile

· Eco-friendly parking capacity

· Just blocks from central business district

· Bike Storage Facilities

· Preferred Parking for Fuel Efficient Vehicles

· Designated Carpool Area

The Continental was designed with a simple yet significant intention: doing good feels good. That’s why we’ve taken every opportunity to put the most environmentally progressive strategies and systems into place.

A deep commitment to conservation and creating a healthy environment for our residents guided our building efforts and have been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program with a Gold Certification.