Affordable LEED Homes Open in San Jose

KTGY Designed Affordable LEED Housing

This is Brookwood Terrace, an affordable project by ROEM Corporation and Eden Housing, Inc. that recently opened in California.  The $24.9 million multifamily building has 84 homes, units ranging in size from 636 to 1094 square feet, and amenities like a community room, fitness room, business center, and a laundry room.  The place is also designed by KTGY Group, Inc. for LEED Gold certification and to exceed Title 24 by 17%.

To save a little bit of energy, Brookwood Terrace was built with R30 attic insulation, R13 wall insulation, a rater-tested duct system, low-E windows (u-value and SHGC of 0.35), and an efficient central boiler water heater system.  Units also have Energy Star refrigerators, bathroom fans, and dishwashers that use 6.0 gallons per cycle or less.

To save water, the landscape system has drip irrigation, high-efficiency nozzles, and moisture sensors.  Inside, all units have dual-flush toilets, high-efficiency fixtures, and shower heads using 2.0 gallons of water or less.

Other green products used include Green Label plus carpet, low-VOC paints, and energy-efficient lighting.  As a result of these investments, ROEM Corporation is already seeing reduced utility costs, according to VP Jonathan Emami.  The green project is located at 1346 East San Antonio Street in San Jose, California.

Credit: KTGY Group, Inc.


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  • http://lakesideexteriors.com/products-and-services/st-louis-windows/marvin-ultrex-fiberglass-windows-st-louis/ Anthony Blommel

    Well, those houses are worth investing in! The features were designed to help the homeowners save money on electric and water bills. I hope the next housing projects would also go green!

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