Since the start of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating SystemTM in 2000, the program has developed tremendously. At this time, the certification system has a portfolio of 9 rating system products that cater to specific markets. The LEED for Homes program was founded in 2008 after the seeing a need for a program like the green building rating system for residential buildings.

San Antonio has its own collection of highly rated green buildings. Below are some of them.

Cevallos Lofts LEED certified & NAHB Bronze certified

Located in the Southtown / King Williams district at 301 East Cevallos Street, this development includes mixed income rates and housing for people in different income brackets.

Community living here includes an art gallery with local artists, two business centers, fountains, cabana, a gazebo, fire pit, three fitness centers, swimming pool, and clubhouse.

Eilan In the process of being LEED certified

This luxury community has 7 buildings with 539 units and was developed with a Tuscan design. This development is at 17101 La Cantera Parkway and is close to a popular shopping center, The Shops at La Cantera and Six Flags.

The amenities here include a grilling area, children’s playground, a large pool that has 20 cabanas with flat screen TVs, a picnic area, and space for socializing.

The Barcelona Lofts Green Development

This 19 building, 132-unit community sits on 14 acres of land located at 6201 Grissom Road. It was built with the goal of being energy efficient with features such as low-flow plumbing, energy star appliances, very reflective TPO roofing and high-performance casement windows.

The units here are around 1,122 square feet. Within a 15-minute drive, you have access to three different malls. This community offers a business center, swimming pool with a waterfall, grills, a lounge with a television, coffee bar and pool table.

The Mosaic on Broadway LEED Gold certified

Sitting on two acres of land, the Mosaic is located at 1915 Broadway Street in Terrell Hills which is one of San Antonio’s culturally diverse neighborhoods. It is conveniently located on the Broadway Corridor within walking distance to plenty of shopping and entertainment.

This community offers Energy Star rated programmable thermostats and stainless-steel appliances along with energy efficient soundproofing. The amenities are a resort-style rooftop pool and spa, grilling area, fitness center, a lounge with a media center and kitchen, covered veranda and climate controlled storages.

Can Plant Residences at Pearl LEED Silver certified

Located in the heart of the famous Pearl Brewery, The Can Plant is at 503 Ave. A. This community is perfectly situated near Pearl Amphitheater, The Pearl Farmers Market, Hotel Emma, several boutiques, The Culinary Institute of America and an array of restaurants. Amenities here include access to taxi boats on the San Antonio Riverwalk, a place to store bikes, lounge with game room, resort-style heated pool, fitness center and lovely courtyards.

1800 Broadway LEED certified

Churchill Forge Properties is located at 1800 Broadway and is walking distance to The River Walk, The Farmers Market, and the San Antonio Art District. With units ranging from one - two bedrooms, this community offers a 24-hour fitness center, concierge, resort-style swimming pool with tanning shelf, business center and outdoor kitchen.