University Suites Green Building Features

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Sustainable features:

  • Site development
    • High-density occupancy
    • Landscaped with native, non-invasive and drought resistant plants and minimal turf
    • Light-colored walkways and tree cover reduce heat island effect
  • Water Conservation
    • Pervious pavement and landscaping around building promote storm water recharge of aquifer
    • Shrubs irrigated with drip system
    • Indoor water use is reduced through low-flow shower heads, toilets and faucet aerators
  • Energy Efficiency
    • High efficiency, Energy Star-rated heating and cooling systems and appliances
    • Insulated hot water pipes
    • Occupancy sensors and thermotats tied into central campus control system
    • Foam wall insulation
    • Low-E glass windows
  • Alternative transportation
    • Covered bike storage
    • Less than one block from public bus stop
  • Recycling and waste reduction
    • Single stream recycling collection bin
  • Materials Selection an Use
    • Efficient 19.2” roof framing
    • FSC-Certified framing wood pre-cut to reduce onsite construction waste
    • Building materials and fixtures chosen for durability
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
    • Continuous input of fresh, outdoor air
    • Stove, bathroom and dryer vents exhaust to outdoors
    • Efficient and effective HVAC air filters
    • Shoe storage near door to reduce tracking of dust and mold indoors
    • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide sensors