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Love Your Nest

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Did you know that every Maxwell apartment unit comes with a Nest Learning Thermostat?  It’s just another way that we differentiate ourselves from the rest, simply by offering our residents a programmable thermostat that is just as beneficial for them as it is for our environment.

Did you know that The Maxwell is a LEED® Gold certified building?

What is a Nest Thermostat?

It’s Nest Sense technology learns about you and your home and begins to optimize your home’s energy use based on your habits. 

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Some of our favorite features of the Nest Learning Thermostat include: 

Nest Thermostats can save up to HALF of your home’s energy bill!  As you teach it the most efficient temperature settings, after a few days the Nest Thermostat will start setting it on its own.

There is virtually no set-up time, just start using your thermostat as you normally would and it does the rest!  And as you change your habits from season to season, the Nest knows to follow.

With the Auto Away feature, your Nest Thermostat will automatically turn itself down when it senses you leave and back up when you get home.  It’s great for when you’re just running errands or away on vacation.

Take Nest on the go with you!  With the mobile app, you can control your thermostat from anywhere!

The Nest Leaf might be our favorite part, any time a little leaf shows up on your Nest Thermostat, you know that you’re saving energy.

Contact us today for more info or find us on Facebook or Twitter! #LiveWellMaxwell

LEED Gold Certified

The Maxwell offers so many features that make it different than all of the other apartments out there. A big part of that being that we here at The Maxwell promise to provide a home that’s equally as good to our residents as it is to the environment around it.

We are so excited to announce that The Maxwell is now a LEED® Gold certified building! And being LEED® certified is something that has been very important to us since the start. It allows us to demonstrate that our building is truly “green.”

So, what does all of this mean?

LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification given by The Green Building Certification Institute. There is a scorecard in which our “project,” The Maxwell, has been rated on in the following categories:

Transportation:
The Maxwell is served by 16 bus lines within one quarter mile walking distance of the building.

Water Consumption:
We are 51.1% more water efficient than the average building. Inside the building, we used low-flow faucets, showers and low-flush water closets, reducing water consumption by 31% compared to the average building.

Energy Efficiency:
We have achieved energy cost savings of 29.2% because of the energy efficiency measures incorporated into The Maxwell building design, including reduced interior lighting power density and high efficiency air source heat pumps.

Renewable Energy:
We match our consumption with renewable energy credits! We have purchased Green-e accredited Tradable Renewable Certificates (RECs) equal to 100% of the predicted annual electrical consumption over a 2-year period.

Waste Management:
The Maxwell project has diverted 76.67% of on-site generated construction waste from landfill.

Recycled Content:
21.47% of the total building materials content, by value, have been manufactured using recycled materials. 26.4% of the total building materials value includes building materials and/or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured within 500 miles of the project site.

Beyond these categories defined by LEED®, and probably most appealing to our residents, every unit in The Maxwell also features ENERGY STAR® appliances and Nest Learning Thermostats.  You can read more about these two features below.

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ENERGY STAR® appliances: The Maxwell features appliances that have received ENERGY STAR® certification, which is a government-backed symbol for energy-efficiency. Having ENERGY STAR® appliances helps us to save our residents high energy costs as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollutants.

Nest learning thermostats: Nest Thermostats can save up to half of a home’s energy bill, simply by having a “programmed” thermostat. The nice part about what Nest has done with their Learning Thermostat is that you simply use your thermostat as you normally would and it does the rest. It’s Nest Sense technology learns about you and your home and begins to optimize your home’s energy use based on your habits. We think our residents agree with us in thinking it’s pretty awesome! Fun Fact: It was co-designed by Apple engineers!

Learn more about The Maxwell and it’s features here.