Green isn't just a buzzword. Varsity Investment Group sees it as their civic responsibility. Their commitment begins before the first construction document has been drawn and continues well after the last resident has moved in. They employ a variety of strategies beginning with the design of LEED scored buildings all the way through to the management of recycling programs for its residents.
Varsity College Park
White is the new green. The Varsity at College Park sports more than 60,000 square feet of energy efficient white thermoplastic polyolefin roofing. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Heat Island Group notes that a white roof can reduce energy usage by more than 20 percent during warm months.
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Adaptive reuse is a powerful alternative to building demolition or destruction and can deliver a range of economic, social and environmental benefits. Varsity Investment Group has successfully transformed three aging structures from a 1980’s vintage office, 1980’s hotel, and a 1930’s boarding house into vibrant communities that offer amenity rich living with state-of-the-art conveniences all while retaining their original character and charm.
Perched high atop the Varsity@UB is nearly 13,000 square feet of a colorful planted sedum mix. Storm water run-off is reduced by 90 percent on what was once a complete impervious asphalt lot. In addition, the green roof creates a microclimate by cooling and humidifying the surrounding air.
Every Varsity owned or operated building participates in its refuse recycling programs. This systematically reduces waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources, and prevents pollution. The success of this program works thanks to the participation and dedication of the Varsity residents.