Avena Bella Affordable Multifamily Housing Groundbreaking

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EAH Housing and the City of Turlock officially broke ground on Avena Bella, an 80 unit affordable housing property, on March 28. It is seeking both LEED for Homes (the first in Stanislaus County) and GreenPoint Rated certifications, which have been guided by green building consultant Beyond Efficiency. The project includes both innovative and tried-and-true green building measures including:

  • Energy: cavity-fill insulation, insulated headers, Quality Insulation Installation (QII) credit, Cool Roof, radiant barrier, roof overhangs, window awnings, heat pump water heaters, high-efficiency appliances, 100% high-efficacy lighting
  • Health/air quality: low-emitting materials, continuous filtered ventilation with heat recovery ventilators (HRVs, especially important given project location on busy Highway 99)
  • Resources: high waste diversion goals, Advanced Framing measures, recycled-content carpet
  • Water: very low-flow fixtures, native and drought-tolerant landscaping, zero storm water civil design
  • Community/beauty: community gardens, rainwater gardens, attractive design and site layout
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