Green Features

In order to achieve an elite green building certification level, the design team has implemented an exhaustive list of green building strategies. Cherokee Studios is seeking LEED Platinum Certification in the US Green Building Council’s green building rating system. LEED rates buildings on their ability to reduce impacts from energy, materials, water, and transportation while improving the health of the indoor and urban environments.

Legend

  • Healthy Indoor Environments
  • Carbon Neutral Transportation
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Savings

  • Over 40% better than California’s strict Title 24 2005 Energy Efficiency standards
  • 20 kW solar electric array
  • Astounding views
  • Dynamic double façade creates shade and buffers street noise while enabling ventilation
  • Electric car charging for every unit
  • Reclaimed Black Forest Walnut from Studio One reused
  • Walkable neighborhood scores “Walker’s Paradise” (95 out of 100) on walkscore.com
  • Extensive bike storage
  • Dynamic double façade creates shade and buffers street noise while enabling ventilation
  • Formaldehyde-free cabinets and flooring
  • High efficiency air filtration
  • Low and zero VOC paints and finishes
  • High efficiency tankless water heaters
  • High-tech, high efficiency Variable Refrigerant Flow Heating and Cooling System
  • Designed to optimize natural ventilation
  • Abundant natural daylight
  • Efficient lighting including strategic use of LED lighting
  • Green, living roof and cool roof
  • Upgraded glass enhances thermal and sound insulation
  • High recycled content and locally produced products
  • Forest Stewardship Council certified wood (50% of all wood products)
  • Reduced landfill waste by over 75%
  • Reduced stormwater runoff through groundbreaking under-sidewalk infiltration system
  • Drought resistant landscaping
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Dual flush Toto Aquia II toilets
  • Water efficient fixtures
  • Design for durability
  • Double walls between units for sound isolation