Apartments in Fayetteville, AR

The Cardinal at West Center on Sustainability

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.  The Cardinal was conceived and built to capitalize on new sustainable design, technologies and construction processes in order to minimize environmental impact.  As a company we feel a responsibility to preserve and protect our environment through thoughtful design and construction.  The Cardinal’s designation as a Gold Level - LEED certified building is a testament to that effort.

Here's how we achieved LEED Gold:

The Cardinal at West Center has a community firepit

The Cardinal at West Center

(479) 689-0289

831 W Center St Fayetteville, AR 72701

Indoor Air Quality and Materials

  • Low VOC paint
  • All fiberglass insulation includes a minimum of 50% recycled content
  • Outside air is supplied for all apartment units
  • Bathrooms and kitchens are exhausted outdoors
  • Each unit is air sealed and compartmentalized
  • Material efficient framing technologies utilized


Indoor Water Use

  • High efficiency showers using only 2.0 gallons per minute (gpm)
  • Very high efficiency lavatory faucets (sinks) using only 1.5 gpm


  • 94 secured bicycle parking spaces
  • ½ mile of Razorback transit bus lines


  • Projected to use 22% less energy than ASHRAE Stnd. 90.1-2007 baseline building requirements
  • Roofing material is high albedo (light colored) to reduce the local heat island effect
  • Energy Star appliances and bathroom fans
  • Combination of LED and fluorescent lighting
  • All HVAC equipment is SEER 13


  • 90% of plants are drought tolerant, none are invasive
  • Terraced landscaping in steep areas to avoid long term erosion