May 19, 2010
Atlanta-based sustainable and multi-family builder, Catamount Constructors, Inc. (Catamount), a privately held commercial general contractor with offices in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia and Denver, Colorado, recently received LEED for Homes Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for 11 buildings within Phase I of Sustainable Fellwood (Fellwood).
Owned by the Housing Authority of Savannah and master developed by Melaver, Inc. in partnership with Parallel Housing, Progressive Redevelopment, and Vanguard Developers, Fellwood is a mixed-use, affordable housing redevelopment comprised of multiple phases and is the first LEED Certified housing redevelopment built in the Savannah metropolitan area.
Phase I was completed in August 2009 with Phase II scheduled to be completed in May 2011. When complete, the project will include 220 EarthCraft units, a 100-unit senior housing facility, 13 single family homes and a 40,000 square foot commercial space all built around a four acre park.
“It’s been a privilege to be a part of this pioneering project,” said Keith Rane, Catamount’s Director of Multi- Family / Hospitality. “We’re just very proud to be a member of the team, along with the development partners and design group, that delivered a project with this level of affordability, energy efficiency and social relevancy,” Rane added.
Fellwood was accepted into USGBC’s LEED for Neighborhood Development Pilot Program in June, 2007. The LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism, and green building into the first national standard for neighborhood design. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a development’s location and design meet accepted high benchmarks for environmentally responsible, sustainable development.