Green and environmentally friendly features that have a positive impact on the environment has been a trend in luxury residences. Numerous luxury residential buildings that have LEED Gold certification, wellness amenities or use eco-friendly and sustainable materials (or a combo!). These green aspects not only provide a significant impact on the Earth and environment, but also are beneficial for the residences’ health.

No2 Opus Place, Atlanta’s soon-to-be tallest residential tower has a strong focus of sustainability in its design by architect firm, Perkins + Will. The residential building will be LEED Gold certified and will provide its residents with a wellness center on the ninth floor. No2 Opus Place will situated in the mixed-use development site, Opus Place in the heart of Midtown, with Master Plan by Richard Meier.

Midtown Atlanta’s newest condominium development, will rise 53 stories, making it the tallest residential tower in Atlanta.  The Perkins + Will-designed, lifestyle tower, which will be a striking addition to the skyline with unsurpassed views.  It will rise on a 4.5-acre, mixed-use destination called Opus Place.

Oil Nut Bay: Redefining eco-luxury, the low-density real estate development plan granted 50 percent of the land designated as open space with several resort buildings and villas designed with natural living green roofs, solar power and only turtle-friendly lighting. In efforts to be completely carbon neutral upon completion, Oil Nut Bay is a car-free community with only electric golf carts and bikes used for transportation.

Accessible only by boat or helicopter, Oil Nut Bay is a pristine and sustainably preserved luxury residential and resort community providing rare villa rental and home ownership opportunities. Spread across 300 acres and embraced by the azure waters of the Caribbean, Oil Nut Bay provides the exclusivity of a private-island lifestyle with the luxury of five-star amenities and services.

The Encore was designed for LEED certification and boasts green features including a building-wide water filtration system, sustainable bamboo flooring, eco-friendly plumbing fixtures and a roof terrace with energy-saving stone pavers. Developer Glenwood also incorporated occupancy sensors in the public corridors to conserve energy when not in use.

The Encore, Glenwood’s latest luxury rental building at 175 West 60th Street, offers studio, one- and two-bedroom homes steps from Lincoln Center. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, a children’s play room, a rooftop pool and a whirlpool spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, multiple resident lounges and an open-air terrace.