Hillwood’s Alliance Town Center has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with its LEED for Neighborhood Development certification, becoming one of only two projects in Texas, and among only 80 in the U.S., to receive the top designation.
The designation is one of the most difficult sustainable development certifications to obtain, Hillwood said. It is the third and final step in an extensive certification process.
“Alliance Town Center is one of the most carefully designed and developed master-planned projects in Texas,” said Mike Berry, president of Hillwood Properties, developer of AllianceTexas. “We are proud to receive this certification and to be recognized for the strategic focus we bring to building high quality, sustainable programs in all of our developments.”
Alliance Town Center is located on the east side of Interstate 35W and North Tarrant Parkway. The LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification area includes a 155-acre area at Heritage Trace Parkway and North Riverside Drive, Hillwood said.
LEED for Neighborhood Development recognizes exemplary development projects that successfully protect and enhance the overall health, natural environment and quality of life in communities, Hillwood said. It also promotes green building and green infrastructure practices, particularly efficient energy and water use.
Alliance Town Center is a joint venture with Trademark Property Cos. in Fort Worth.