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The Camille Apartments: Setting the Standard for Sustainable Living

April 15, 2024

At Simpson Housing, our commitment to sustainability isn't just a buzzword—it's a cornerstone of everything we do. From design to construction, we strive to create communities that not only provide exceptional living spaces but also contribute positively to the environment. The Camille Apartments in Bethesda, Maryland, stand as a shining example of our dedication to green building practices and sustainable living.


A Jewel of Sustainability: The Camille Apartments Bethesda

The Camille Apartments, nestled in the heart of Bethesda, represent a pinnacle of sustainable development. This new multifamily development, located at 7000 Wisconsin Avenue, has recently achieved the prestigious Emerald level certification under the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) and was the first 2020 multifamily property to be awarded the Emerald status in the state of Maryland. This certification, awarded in October 2023, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. The construction of this building prioritizes energy efficiency, boasting a design that is 20% more energy efficient than the standard code requirements. This not only conserves energy but also translates into reduced operating costs for residents. Featuring 193 apartments spread across 12 stories, The Camille offers a diverse selection of one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans to suit various lifestyle needs.


Setting the Bar High: Key Features

What makes The Camille Apartments stand out as a beacon of sustainability? Let's delve into some of its key features:


Health & Wellness: The Camille is strategically located within walking distance of mass transit systems, reducing residents' reliance on cars and minimizing carbon emissions. Moreover, its proximity to various resources, retail outlets, restaurants, and employment opportunities fosters a vibrant, walkable community. Low-VOC paints and other low-emission finishes contribute to superior indoor air quality, while amenities like an on-site fitness center, spin studio, and bicycle storage promote active and healthy lifestyles. With an impressive Walk Score of 97/100 and a Bike Score of 81/100, The Camille Apartments offer unparalleled accessibility to pedestrian and bike trails, promoting residents' health and well-being while reducing their carbon footprint.


Energy and Water Efficiency: The Camille incorporates cutting-edge technologies to enhance energy and water efficiency. Multiple plug-in EV charging stations cater to the needs of electric vehicle owners while lighting occupancy sensors and dimmers optimize energy usage in common areas. Water-conserving fixtures and smart EPA WaterSense irrigation systems further minimize water consumption, demonstrating our commitment to responsible resource management.


Luxurious Amenities: Beyond its green credentials, The Camille offers residents a host of luxurious amenities, including a rooftop sky lounge, game room, business lounge, and pet spa.


A Testament to Excellence: Emerald Certification

Earning the Emerald level certification under the NGBS is no small feat—it signifies the highest level of green building achievement. Less than 2% of NGBS-certified buildings attain this prestigious designation, making The Camille Apartments a true trailblazer in sustainable development.


“Simpson Housing doesn't just manage, own, and construct buildings — we are also dedicated to developing sustainable communities. Design decisions, construction practices, and system selections are made with a commitment to high-performance green buildings and homes that are dedicated to our commitment to contributing toward a sustainable future. Simpson Housing is dedicated to earning at least NGBS Green certification at the Gold level on all new developments. I am very proud of our team members, our development partners, Woodfield Development, and our General Contractor, CBG Building Company for exceeding that goal at Camille by earning the Emerald level designation.”

– Adrienne Hill, Senior Vice President, Simpson Housing


Partnerships and Collaborations

The success of The Camille Apartments wouldn't have been possible without the collaborative efforts of our esteemed partners. From Woodfield Development Company to CBG Building Company and SK&I Architecture, each stakeholder played a pivotal role in realizing our vision of sustainable urban living.


“Achieving the Emerald certification level requires that the project team set that as the goal from the onset of design. A willingness to make changes is essential to reach the higher certification levels of the NGBS. This project had both, along with an owner group demanding their properties be more sustainable and an environmentally healthy place to call home.”

– Steve Armstrong, NGBS Green Master Verifier, Performance Point LLC


A Better Place to Call Home

Why choose an NGBS Green Certified residence? Todd Jacobus, Developer at Woodfield Development Company, sums it up perfectly: "Everybody involved in the project knows and understands that it was conceived and developed adhering to the highest standards in sustainable building practices." Indeed, NGBS Green Certified homes offer unparalleled comfort, efficiency, and peace of mind, aligning perfectly with our mission to create sustainable communities for future generations.


A Sustainable Vision for Tomorrow

The Camille Apartments exemplify Simpson Housing's unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation. By pushing the boundaries of green building practices and earning the prestigious Emerald certification, we're not just constructing buildings—we're shaping a better, more sustainable future for all. Join us in redefining urban living, one eco-friendly apartment at a time.


At Simpson Housing, sustainability isn't just a goal—it's our promise to you. Learn more about our initiatives and Simpson Housing’s commitment to sustainability here.


Interested in discovering more about The Camille Apartments? Visit their website at for an in-depth look at the vibrant community.


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