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07/22/2010

Multi-Family Community Takes on Health of Residents and Environment

Affordable housing isn’t the only benefit of Casa Dominguez

 
Multi-Family Community Takes on Health of Residents and Environment

Photo Courtesy of Jeromy Roberts Photography

Casa Dominguez, a mixed-use development in Los Angeles, was built with neighborhood transformation in mind. The LEED-Platinum complex addresses the needs of low-income families, seniors, and individuals with special needs by providing a sustainable design and programs for community wellness.

"Never before has there been an affordable housing development that includes a health clinic, daycare, and secure, permanent housing for transition-aged youth, in a LEED-certified, energy-efficient building," said Sean Rogan, executive director for the Los Angeles Community Development Commission.

Built by Adobe Communities, a nonprofit real estate developer and architecture firm, Casa Dominguez houses many initiatives to better its residents’ lives:

  • The Children's Collective pre-school provides on-site day care options and after school programs.
  • The St. John's Well Child and Family Center answers medical, dental, and mental health needs of the uninsured and economically disadvantaged.
  • A full-time resident services coordinator and computer lab instructor are available for after-school tutoring, college preparatory courses, career counseling, computer training, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
  • A holistic program with information on green living, seminars on energy uses, and tutorials on energy-efficient appliances has also been made available to residents.
  • Rent ranges are 43-70% lower than comparable units.
  • The California-friendly landscaping is irrigated by a gray-water irrigation system.
  • An 84.87 kW (DC) solar energy system provides for 100% of the energy needs in common areas.
  • All units have ENERGY STAR appliances and low-E windows, and residents can track their energy consumption using a video monitor detailing the property's energy usage.

"By giving residents well-designed, healthy, and sustainable places to live and following through with programs to address their needs, we are in effect revitalizing a neighborhood," says Robin Hughes, president of Abode Communities.

 

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Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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