Living Beyond Green

Living Beyond Green is Sterling’s commitment to developing green student housing that meets the highest standards of performance and sustainability.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)

LEED is an international recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The voluntary LEED program provides third-party verification that a project meets guidelines set by the USGBC for achieving high performance and sustainability through green design, construction, operation and maintenance.

It encourages green building practices and recognizes those meeting the standards for improved energy saving, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, indoor environmental quality, stewardship of resources, and a sensitivity to the impact on the environment.

Combining luxury living with eco-friendly design, Sterling Housing is leading the way in building modern student housing communities. With over 60 years of real estate and development experience, The Dinerstein Companies legacy of quality and success was among the first apartment developers in the nation to seek LEED designation. LEED certification provides independent verification of a building's green features. This allows for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings. Today, TDC provides the ultimate in luxury, eco-friendly apartments that offer healthier, cleaner, more sustainable homes and amenity spaces for residents. Make a LEED certified Sterling Housing community your new home today.

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Green features can save you 30% on your electric bill per month

TDC Green Communities save an average of $43,850 per year which comes out to an extra $252 in your pocket every year!

Our Green Commitment:

  • Programmable Thermostats

  • Energy Efficient Light Fixtures

  • Fresh Air Ventilation

  • Energy Star Appliances & Windows

  • Onsite Recycling Program

  • High-grade Air Filters & Insulation

  • CO2/Smoke Detectors

  • Low VOC Paint

  • Green Label Carpet

  • Electric Car Charging Stations

More than LEED, more than recycling, more than saving water... It's the way to a more fulfilling and balanced life. We create environments that nurture and build the whole person - body, mind, and community.

Cleaner buildings, Reduced allergens and dust, Improved air quality and ventilation, Nontoxic finishes and materials, Integrated, ergonomic, and innovative design, Increased comfort for better sleep, Fitness and yoga classes

Increased natural light, Recycled and regional materials used in construction, Community recycling program, Walkable and bike friendly, Energy and water efficient, Decreased carbon footprint, Electric car charging stations

Human connection and interaction, Community connectivity, Gathering spaces for social events, Relaxation amenities

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