Arbor Green Apartments is a 40-unit multifamily affordable housing development. Under the LEED-Homes rating system, Arbor Green was awarded LEED Platinum certification. Partner Energy assisted the client through the design and construction process, guiding the team to maintain the necessary LEED points for Platinum. Partner Energy also conducted HERS verification to satisfy both code and LEED requirements.
Arbor Green Apartments was designed with significant energy efficiency measures allowing the project to achieve over 40% compliance better than Title 24 code in place at the time. The site includes a solar photovoltaic and solar thermal array system that will offset on-site energy usage by approximately 90%. Partner Energy assisted the owner in applying for Savings By Design and California Advanced Homes utility incentive programs, earning over $64K in incentive funds. The development also received over $170K from the New Solar Homes Partnership. The sustainability features include: solar PV and solar hot water, drought tolerant landscaping and efficient irrigation, low-flow plumbing fixtures, ENERGY STAR® appliances, high efficiency lighting, and proximity to local transit stops.
The Arbor Green Apartments were featured in a Green Builder Magazine blog.