Goldtex apartments get LEED gold-level tag

The Goldtex apartments at 315 N. 12th St. have received Philadelphia's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold-level certification for a residential high-rise, according to the building's developer, Post Brothers.

The 13-story tower earned the LEED Gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council for its energy efficiency and other environmentally friendly features, Post Brothers said in a statement.

The Goldtex apartments at 315 N. 12th St.

The design of the building, a former shoe factory, saves an estimated 15 million pounds of CO2 a year - the equivalent of the emissions from 1,200 motor vehicles - and runs entirely on wind-generated power, the company said.

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