The low-energy building used a range of complementary sustainable strategies—including solar domestic hot water, high-efficiency boilers, and rooftop photo-voltaic arrays—to achieve LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Platinum certification. The Bay-Friendly Rated landscape design will save 193,282 gallons of water per year compared to a conventionally landscaped property.
Station Center Family Housing Green Features
• Large operable window.
• Private decks
• High sound isolation between units
• High-efficiency lighting
• Built-in trash and recycling bins
• Contractor recycled 88% construction waste
• Over 45% cement replaced by slag or fly ash, unused manufacturing byproducts
• Wood-framed walls built off site to maximize efficiency and minimize waste.
• Building trash and recycling chutes
• Cabinets contain no added formaldehyde
• Bathroom and kitchen fans exhaust to the exterior
• Low- or no-VOC paints, coatings, and construction adhesives
• CRI Green Label Plus carpets
• Added insulation to minimize heating needs.
• Solar hot water panels pre-heat domestic hot water
• A high efficiency gas-powered boiler heats domestic hot water
• Energy Star appliances
• Corridor and garage lighting controlled by motion sensors
• Exterior sunshades reduce heat gain
• Attic insulation is R-30 and wall insulation is R-21
• Exceeds Title 24 by 20%
• Bay Friendly Certified landscaping
• Landscape irrigation controller receives weather data via a satellite connection
• All rain is captured and treated onsite in swales and large below-grade storage system
• Low-flow showerheads, faucets and toilets