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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.

Maxwell model # 1

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.

What To Do This Weekend in Arlington

We’ve rounded up five, fun things for you to do this weekend in Arlington!  If we missed any good ones, please leave details in the comments below or tweet us @TheMaxwellApts and use the hashtag #LiveWellMaxwell. 

1.  St. Patrick’s Day came early this year!  Join us, here at The Maxwell, on Saturday (March 14th) from 10 AM – 5 PM and on Sunday (March 15th) from 12 PM – 5 PM for a beer and a tour of our brand new apartments.  Also, it’s your lucky day because we’re waiving application fees, plus offering up to two months free rent on select apartments.  Contact us to schedule a tour or just come on by!  We’re located at 4200 N. Carlin Springs Rd. (on the corner of N. Glebe Rd.).

2. Be prepared for road closures this weekend, Arlingtonian’s.  To accommodate the Four Courts 4 Mill Race on Sunday (March 15th) expect lane closures on popular roads in the area such as Wilson Boulevard, Rhodes Street, Courthouse Road and more.  Be prepared and read more on Arlington Patch.

3. BOWL’D opens this Saturday in Clarendon (located on N. Garfield St.)!  Their mission, to offer a healthy eating option while leaving customers full, is definitely one that we can get on-board with here at The Maxwell.  Choose from any of their five signature bowls, or build your own, and top off your meal with one of their delicious smoothies!

4.  SER restaurant is also now open in Ballston!  Located on N. Glebe Rd., you can enjoy traditional Spanish style meals and a bright and color ambiance.  As the winners of the Ballston Restaurant Challenge last summer, they’re excited to finally be open for business beginning at 5 PM every day, until Monday when they start serving lunch starting at 11 AM.  Also, Happy Hour is every day from 4-7PM where they offer a delicious sangria selection to choose from.

5.  Replacing Eventide, new restaurant Don Tito opens up this Sunday in Clarendon (located on Wilson Bvld.)!  Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 50’s, so it’s looking like the perfect night to take advantage of awesome roof-top deck.

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Pet Friendly Activities in Arlington

Did you know that The Maxwell is not only FULL of luxury apartments for rent, but, more importantly, pet-friendly* luxury apartments?  We know Ballstonians love their pets just as much as we do (come by to meet The Maxwell “pet,” Max!), so we wanted to make sure that they felt welcome.  At The Maxwell, we know you and your pets will love our outdoor, grass area for walking and playing fetch, but there are so much many more awesome things to do with your pets in Ballston outside of the Maxwell too.

While you’re at work, you can let WOOFS! Dog Training Center work their magic with your smart pups at their Ballston location (4241 N Pershing Drive).  With a wide range of services offered, such as training, doggy play dates, sleepovers (boarding), and even workout classes that you can take with your pup (such as agility training, speed training and more), there is something for everyone to take advantage of at WOOFS!

Arlington in its self is super dog-friendly, as there are eight off-leash dog parks in Arlington, VA.  The Clarendon Dog Park is relatively new, fenced in and features a mulch-covered ground to reduce mud.  But just three miles away from The Maxwell Apartments is the Shirlington Dog Park.  Its claim to fame is the open gate leading to a stream, perfect for your water-loving pups to play in.  That, plus separate parks for small and big dogs, are what make it a local favorite.

If you’re in need of some new home décor, you could pay a visit to one of the Arlington-local pet photographers, like All Paws Pet Photography or Brad Novak Pet Photography, to turn your beloved furry friends into art!  With up to 1,264 sq. ft. in your new apartment at The Maxwell, you’ll have plenty of wall space to decorate.

You can also take your dog out for a special treat at a local dog bakery.  Dogma Gourmet Dog Bakery & Boutique, located just two miles from The Maxwell, makes all of their healthy dog treats in-store, only using human-grade ingredients.  They also offer grooming services as well!  It’s a great way to “kill two birds with one stone,” making pet care easier than ever for a busy dog owner.

*Please contact our Property Management here to learn about our pet restrictions.