Polinger Has a LEED Silver® Certified Community

When looking for an apartment, the more amenities, the better.

Our apartment communities are rich in amenities, from private balconies overlooking beautiful areas of DC, Bethesda, and Gaithersburg, to full-service concierges, expansive outdoor pools, and 24-hour fitness centers featuring the latest equipment.

Our community in the Petworth area of Washington, D.C., The Swift at Petworth, is a LEED Silver® Certified Community. This is one amenity our residents can benefit year-round.

What exactly does a LEED Silver® Certified Community mean?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design.

Now more than ever, it’s important to do what you can to conserve the environment. This is reflected in The Swift’s many ideal apartment features and community amenities, allowing residents to easily be eco-friendly in the comfort of their own home.

As soon as you step foot into our community, you’ll notice the exquisite lighting. Not only does it look elegant, but it’s great for the environment. All of the lighting in the community’s common areas use LED lights, which turn off when no one is around. Also, our garage in which our residents park their cars and bikes in have fans that only turn on when necessary.

On The Swift’s rooftop terrace, residents can take in unimaginable views of DC, play pool, spend time by the bar, roast marshmallows by the fire pit, or just simply soak up the sun and relax. What they may not know is that The Swift’s landscaping is water efficient and their storm water management reduces water pollution.

Much like our other communities, one of the many perks to living at The Swift is having easy access to transportation. They are conveniently located near a Capital Bikeshare stand, bus routes, and the Petworth Metro.

To continue promoting an eco-friendly community, residents have access has two Zipcar spots, bike racks, and EV (Electric Vehicle) charging stations in their garage. Our bike-racks are always filled and the charging stations are used continuously.

Inside The Swift’s modern apartment homes, you’ll find low flow fixtures and Energy Star® appliances, providing residents with optimal performance and use less water. Without any effort, residents are eco-friendly in the comfort of their own home.

The Swift is a non-smoking community, allowing residents to breathe in and enjoy cleaner air that is not only healthier, but is also safer for the environment.

Today, buildings are designed to maximize energy efficiency and make the most of renewable, sustainable resources are often referred to as LEED certified.

What makes LEED certification so valuable?

  • It provides a way for all buildings claiming to be sustainable to be graded on a common scale
  • It’s constantly evolving and updating itself to take into account new standards, new technology, new building types, new research, and new ideas on green design
  • It’s a tool that helps architects, engineers, and clients who are concerned about sustainability to develop a plan to lessen the impact of their buildings on the environment

As a new apartment community in the thriving neighborhood of Petworth, D.C., The Swift prides itself on providing eco-friendly apartment features and amenities while also offering the best of the best in apartment living.

Their leasing team encourages residents to always recycle and do what they can to help protect the environment both in and outside The Swift’s community!

As a part of a social media campaign to spread awareness of The Swift’s LEED certification, they shared fun facts about their eco-friendliness through Facebook and Instagram posts as well as ran a Facebook photo contest encouraging residents and even non-residents to show how they’re taking advantage of the many eco-friendly amenities.

Even though they’re no longer accepting photo submissions, you can still vote for your favorite eco-friendly photo here! The Swift will be announcing the winner on their Instagram account on Sunday, May 28!

Want to learn more? Contact The Swift’s leasing office and tour their beautiful and eco-friendly community!

You can also learn more about the many ways The Swift is eco-friendly throughout their building and surrounding area and how you can do your part with their interactive PDF available on their website!