BARNEGAT, NJ-The Walters Group has developed New Jersey’s first LEED-Gold certified affordable housing community in the form of Stafford Park Apartments here.

Each detail of the Stafford Park redevelopment has been designed with energy conservation in mind, according to Jon Jensen, technical consultant for MaGrann Associates. The Moorestown-based energy consulting and design firm worked with the Walters Group on the LEED criteria, inspecting the Stafford project at various stages of construction, then performing the final inspections required for certification.

“Durable, healthy and efficient are the underpinnings of LEED construction,” explains Jensen. The Stafford Park development was green from the start, with MaGrann providing energy modeling of the plans and developing a list of criteria to achieve Energy Star and LEED for Homes certifications. “It’s one of our highest performing projects,” Jensen adds.

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