TRU Development, a development company based in Las Vegas, is proud to announce that their property, KAKTUSlife has been awarded LEED Silver Certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
KAKTUSlife, located in Southern Highlands, is the premier luxury lifestyle residential apartment community and is the first of its kind in the valley. KAKTUSlife is attractive to a sagacious clientele who value technology, health and sustainability in a connected co-living environment. A community within a community, KAKTUSlife has created an engaging culture and unique, sustainable living accommodations at an unbeatable location.
KAKTUSlife Apartments offers the best of Las Vegas all in one convenient, modern, luxurious, and central location. These premier, upscale apartments are located steps from the Las Vegas Strip and Town Square. Residents can enjoy the perfect blend of convenience and home with nearby restaurants and shopping.
“The work of innovative building projects such as KAKTUSlife is a fundamental driving
force in transforming the way buildings are built, designed and operated,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “Buildings that achieve LEED certification are lowering carbon emissions, creating a healthier environment and reducing operating costs while prioritizing sustainable practices. Because of KAKTUSlife, we are increasing the number of green buildings and getting closer to USGBC’s goal to outpace conventional buildings, while being environmentally and socially responsible and improving the quality of life for generations to come”
KAKTUSlife achieved LEED certification through the implementation of practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
The LEED Green Associate program is one of several credentials administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. The GBCI credentialing program uses rigorous test development best practices and requires ongoing maintenance to encourage credentialed professionals to participate in learning experiences that demonstrate continued competence and up-to-date industry knowledge. In addition to the LEED Green Associate credential, GBCI also administers the LEED AP with specialty credentials; the SITES AP credential for landscape design and development; the WELL AP credential, which focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment; and the Urban Greenhouse Gas Inventory Specialist credential that focuses on community-level greenhouse gas emissions inventory accounting. GBCI has received and maintained Personnel Certification accreditation from the American National Standards Institute since 2011.
To learn more about TRU Development’s commitment to green building, visit https://trudevco.com.