The vision for the condominiums located at 2212 Burgundy combines affordable luxury with advanced building systems and a green conscience. To ensure energy savings and environmental responsibility, the structure is scheduled to be the first International Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED certified condominium built in Louisiana. Water savings, energy efficiency, green materials, and superior indoor air quality are all pre-built into the structures design. 2212 Burgundy will be much stronger than most buildings in New Orleans, and up to 28% more energy efficient, and save roughly 30 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
2212 Burgundy offers extensive luxury lifestyle features for enhanced ambience and comfort. Folding “NanaWall” doors create indoor/outdoor spaces that interact with oversized balconies and terraces for gardens and green spaces. Natural light will serve as the principal daytime lighting source for improved mood, and high soundproofing between units ensures an extra peaceful living environment. Outdoor pool, kitchen, and bathroom facilities create a modern country club-like environment, and Marigny and French Quarter area restaurants, parks, grocery stores and nightlife are just a short 2 block walk away.
M-2 walls and floors made of corrugated polystyrene, high tensile electro-welded steel, and concrete make 2212 Burgundy hurricane, flood, fire, mold, termite, and earthquake resistant. The use of all M-2 panels will allow the structure to withstand wind speeds up to 165 mph and beyond, 35 mph higher than the states new standard for the New Orleans area. 2212 Burgundys progressive design and fast construction timeline will open the door to attract new developments in the Marigny neighborhood.
Owners can expect significant lifetime savings from lower air conditioning and heating bills (energy costs are expected to average less than $100 a month), lower water bills, and lower insurance rates due to the fact that 2212 Burgundy uses advanced materials that are considered less of a risk by insurance companies. Long term savings combined with square foot pricing on par with non-eco-friendly and non-energy efficient developments will make an investment in 2212 Burgundy a smart choice.
Local economic and community development is also important to 2212 Burgundys design model: all materials, contractors, and certifications required for construction are located in New Orleans. Its architecture and small scale design will compliment the surrounding neighborhood and with only 13 units and 4 stories, community and street level interaction will be at the forefront. The Marigny is one of New Orleans most historic lifestyle districts. The neighborhood that inspired A Street Car Named Desire will soon shine in the spotlight again.