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Tassafaronga Village – Oakland, California

Posted in Built by Patricio Chavez Ortiz on November 30, 2017

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Building: Tassafarona Village
Location: Oakland, California
Client: Oakland Housing Authority
Architect: David Baker Architects
Landscape Architect: PGA Design
Civil Engineering: Sandis
Structural Engineering: OLMM Structural Design
Size: 238,000 sq ft
Cost: $52,800,000.00
Completed: 2010

AEinterests: LEED Platinum certificate. Reused 93% of the existing factory. 100% High efficacy lighting. Has water heaters with rooftop solar collectors which cover 60% of the demand.

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Center for Sustainable Landscape – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in Built by Patricio Chavez Ortiz on November 30, 2017


Building: Center for Sustainable Landscape
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Client: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Architects: The Design Alliance Architects
Landscape Architect: Andropogon Associates
Construction Manager: Turner Construction
Civil Engineering: Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: CJL Engineering
Structural Engineering: Atlantic Engineering Services
Size: 24,350 sq ft
Cost: $15,656,361.00
Completed: 2012

AEinterests: Living Building Challenge, LEED platinum, Four Stars Sustainable SITES initiative, and WELL building platinum project certificates. Net-zero energy achieved through passive solar design, geothermal heating and cooling, and wind turbines. Net zero water building. Treats and reuses waste water as flush water, collects rainwater for irrigation. 96.74% of materials used in construction were diverted from disposal.

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