Discovery at The Realm, a Bright Realty luxury multi-family development located in the Castle Hills community, was recognized with two Best in American Living awards by the National Association of Home Builders for outstanding achievement in multifamily development. At an awards gala held in Orlando, Florida as part of the 2018 International Builders Show, Discovery at The Realm in Castle Hills won a platinum award for Game Changing technology and a silver award for Best Multifamily Development .
Discovery at The Realm, a 423-unit luxury apartment development, was recognized for its game-changing use of Variable Refrigerant Flow technology for unparalleled resident comfort. The partnership among Bright Realty, Andres Construction, Texas Air Systems, City Wide Mechanical and LG resulted in a ground-breaking implementation that is superior to both the standard HVAC and the traditional VRF.
Inside the apartment units there is no visible difference as compared to standard HVAC units. Outside the apartments, the immediate visual difference for residents comes in the VRF condensing units, which are placed in the parking garages. This allowed the developer to maintain the beautiful landscaping of the pool, lake and green spaces which would otherwise be interrupted by traditional condenser farms. The VRF units are remarkably quiet, so residents don’t have to hear or see them outside while enjoying the property’s amenities. It also provides for individual tenant billing, with a monthly spreadsheet that breaks down energy usage by apartment, which allows for the common condensing unit but individual billing.
In addition to the Game Changing award, Discovery at The Realm was also recognized with a silver award for Best Multifamily Development. Winners in this category are judged on planning, architecture, amenities, site design and innovation. The Realm’s residents enjoy high-end amenities like a pedestrian promenade, a lake with gravel trails, a fully staffed clubhouse that serves beer and wine, garage parking, an exercise facility that offers group yoga classes, a dog park and a multi-level pool.