Award Winning Park Chelsea at The Collective Achieves LEED Silver Certification

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Washington, DC (November, 2016) – WCS Construction, LLC is pleased to announce that Park Chelsea at The Collective has achieved a LEED for New Construction v2009 Silver Certificate October 2016.

The project has also recently been acknowledged by Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington as well as Associated General Contractors of the District of Columbia for its excellence in construction. At the intersection of elegance and opportunity rests the award winning, Park Chelsea at The Collective, phase 1 of a 3 phase project ultimately containing over 1100 units.  A 13 story multifamily residential building with extensive amenities consisting of 429 units with one 550 square foot retail space and three subterranean parking levels that provide one space for every unit.

Carrying a wide range of sustainable features, the HVAC system in the units utilizes water source heat pumps. The condensing water is also used for the roof top units that condition common areas on the unit floors.  These RTUs also furnish fresh air for the entire building.  The ground floor HVAC design uses variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps and their water cool condensers are located on the parking level below. The approximate one acre footprint of the building is covered by a mat slab that is 5’ thick for most of its expanse.  A three story cistern was designed as part of the parking structure. Water is retained then reclaimed, filtered and pumped up to the roof to be used as make up water for the cooling tower.  The diesel backup generator resides on the upper most parking level breeching into and up the exhaust shaft that is also used to provide make up air for the generator. Located two blocks from the Navy Yard Metro Station and one block from bus routes, Park Chelsea tenants have easy access to transit.  Building residents can also take advantage of reserved bike parking.

In addition to eco-friendly features, Park Chelsea has top quality design, finishes and appliances, as well as abundant amenities on both the 37,000 square foot ground floor; (one of the largest in the metropolitan area) featuring extensive stonework, high level millwork and the roof with panoramic views of the DC skyline. A lap pool, large fitness facility, yoga, café, catering kitchen, gaming, meeting, library, and garden rooms are on the first floor that also houses the Collective’s Leasing Center.  The roof contains a tiled pool, covered open living room space with a fire pit, two grill areas, Dog Park, community gardening, and a large open deck.  The units are appointed with wood laminate flooring, solid wood cabinetry, granite tops, ceramic tile bathrooms, and state of the art energy star appliances.