At HOYT, we care deeply about creating communities that are friendly to both people and the environment that sustains us. From the nationally recognized LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program, to innovations that make for more efficient building systems, to initiatives that promote alternative transportation, HOYT is committed to setting new standards in environmentally sound development.
We are currently a part of a pilot program for LEED certification of entire neighborhoods, called LEED for Neighborhood Development. The program encourages enhancing the overall health, natural environment and quality of life of communities, through efforts such as efficient energy and water use, and promoting carbon-neutral design. HOYT is working hard to ensure that its projects in the Pearl District are in line with LEED ND certification requirements.
Our latest project, the Metropolitan, has received Silver LEED certification. This prestigious award reflects our dedication to incorporating green features throughout the Metropolitan, including a captured rainwater system used for landscape irrigation, plus efficiency measures that account for 24% less energy use and 30% less water usage than conventional buildings. Our new project, the Encore, is on line to receive LEED certification as well.
Besides being committed to responsible development with new and future projects, HOYT is also working to bring existing buildings into line with LEED standards. We know the HOYT legacy will last generations. And we're making sure that legacy is one of mindful management of resources and a richly sustainable culture of livability.