At Urban Expansion, we believe that your project should be kept as simple and straightforward as possible, regardless how complex the task may seem. While we are not, by sheer size, the largest
contractor or developer in Over-the-Rhine, such flexibility ensures that we are well positioned to be nimble and highly responsive to our client's immediate needs. Our established position in the
immediate community and elsewhere ensures that your project will be handled in the most professional and competent manner possible.
We offer a broad range of in-house services, including:
In addition, Urban Expansion is a leading developer of LEED certified projects in Over-the-Rhine.
LEED stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
Why? LEED homes are built to be healthy, providing clean indoor air and incorporating safe building materials to ensure a comfortable home. Using less energy and water means lower utility bills each month. The EPA estimates that indoor air is between two and ten times more polluted than outdoor air. LEED-certified homes are designed to maximize fresh air indoors and minimize exposure to airborne toxins and pollutants. And in many markets, certified green homes are now selling quicker and for more money than comparable non-green homes.
In fact, in 2013, Urban Expansion rehabilitated and sold one of the first LEED Silver-certified single family homes in Over-the-Rhine. 1504 Race.
In 2014, Urban Expansion fully rehabilitated a structure at 219 Wade Street, yet another LEED Silver-certified single family home in Over-the-Rhine. This home went under contract after being on the market for just 19 days. See additional photos and information here.
We next began work on the adjacent property, 221 Wade, which will also be a LEED Silver-certified single family residence. This home will be available for purchase beginning in april 2016. See additional photos of this project on our Project Portfolio page.
If you’re serious about saving money, conserving energy, reducing water consumption, improving indoor air quality, making better building material choices, and driving innovation, then LEED is the best choice. Bar none.
Third-party certification verifies that your project is designed, built and operating the way it was intended. It is also your first step toward managing your building through its entire lifecycle.
Behind the LEED program is an immense infrastructure developed to support the leaders in the industry as they innovate and create cutting-edge, high performance buildings. We make significant investments each year to maintain, operate and improve LEED and its delivery. No other rating system has an infrastructure that comes close.
LEED-certified buildings cost less to operate, reducing energy and water bills by as much as 40%. Businesses and organizations across the globe use LEED to increase the efficiency of their buildings, freeing up valuable resources that can be used to create new jobs, attract and retain top talent, expand operations and invest in emerging technologies.
LEED buildings have faster lease-up rates and may qualify for a host of incentives like tax rebates and zoning allowances. Not to mention they retain higher property values.
For more information on LEED programs and projects, please see the following link.
Check out our LEED-certified projects below, including our latest at 221 Wade Street.