The Exchange at Gateway is a workforce housing property that is the first phase of the 14-acre El Monte Gateway, a transit-oriented community in downtown El Monte, CA. This project is a 132-unit, 4-story multifamily affordable housing development that is pursuing LEED-Homes certification, and is designed to target LEED-Homes Silver. Partner Energy completed the energy modeling, which demonstrates 29% over code, earning the project 19 LEED points. The design team has committed to implementing numerous sustainability and energy efficiency measures, making a LEED Platinum level of certification within reach.
Partner Energy has played a significant role in this project, assisting the client through the CTCAC application phase and guiding the design team through the LEED process. Partner Energy worked with the construction team to verify LEED credits and provide HERS verification and testing services to meet both LEED and code requirements. Partner Energy also submitted applications for utility incentive programs such as Savings By Design and California Advanced Homes, which are estimated to total over $100k in incentive funds.