Awards: USGBC awards Sitka with Outstanding Multifamily Project in 2020 LEED Homes Awards
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Sitka one of 2020’s Outstanding Multifamily Projects as part of the LEED Homes Awards.
“The LEED Homes Awards recognizes the residential builders and developers committed to LEED who are leading the industry to a sustainable, resilient and healthy future,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC, in a statement. “This year’s recipients are examples of what we can achieve when we prioritize decisions that support both people and the planet, especially for our most vulnerable communities, and they remind us that each certified green home is an opportunity to improve someone’s quality of life.”
The USGBC’s statetment on Sitka:
“The LEED Platinum apartments provide a refuge to the urban dweller, bringing the beauty of the natural environment into a fast-paced setting. The seven-story, 384-unit mixed-use project has entrances that represent an environmental characteristic of the Northwest – mountains, meadows, forests and waterways. It includes a rooftop community garden, vegetated roof areas and indoor/outdoor entertainment zones designed to connect residents to the outdoors. Its interior courtyard features a running stream, tree-covered hilltops and an imaginative take on a treehouse. The project uses a wastewater heat recovery system, low-flow fixtures and a greywater harvesting system that diverts water from showers and laundry for on-site irrigation. Energy performance was also a priority and the team focused on reducing consumption, increasing access to natural light and utilizing exterior elevators and walkways. In one year, the project is expected to deliver $100,000 in savings divided between owner and tenants and eliminate nearly 80 tons of carbon.”
Read USGBC’s full Sitka summary here.
Read USGBC’s full statement, including additional 2020 winners, here.