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New Brooklyn Homes at Robert R. Taylor Estates

New Brooklyn Homes is a 48 unit multi-family development located on North 4th Street in Wilmington, North Carolina.  This development was designed and built to receive LEED certification.  Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Listed below are some items used during construction to attain a LEED certification:


  • Refrigerator (Energy Star)
  • Dishwasher (Energy Star)


  • .23 Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
  • .30 U Factor

Water Savings

  • Toilet 1.28 gallons per flush
  • Shower head 1.75 gallon per minute
  • Faucets 1.5 gallon per minute


  • 90% Energy Star rated lighting

Heating and Air

  • 15 SEER high efficiency  HVAC units
  • Split zone system (upstairs/downstairs)
  • Balanced HVAC system to design specifications
  • 48 hour pre-occupancy flush
  • MERV 10 filters
  • Minimal HVAC duct distribution losses
  • Energy Star rated bath fans

Indoor Environment

  • Low VOC paint/flooring/glue/caulk
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation – continuous ventilation
  • Shoe changing area at entrance
  • Foam insulation for thermal envelope of house
  • Minimal envelope leakage



  • Harvest 50% of roof run-off for irrigation
  • Zero runoff site
  • Drip irrigation with sensor - reduced irrigation
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Cultec – underground rain water retention

Additional LEED Items

  • Third-Party testing
  • Preferred Location- previously developed/density (10.5 u/acre)
  • Outstanding community resources (14 within one half mile)
  • Erosion controls during construction
  • Non-Toxic pest controls
  • Material efficient framing
  • Construction waste management/reduction
  • Energy Star for Homes ( All units 5 star plus)
  • Indoor contaminate control during construction
  • Environmentally preferable products
  • Forest Stewardship Council certified wood
  • Green Label Plus carpet
  • Green Seal Standards for VOC’s
  • Local production
  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Framing
  • Aggregate (rock)
  • Windows
  • Foam insulation