Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that Salinas Gateway Senior Apartments, a 52-unit affordable senior housing complex at 25 Lincoln Avenue in Salinas, Calif., has received LEED for Homes Low-Rise Platinum certification. Thornton Tomasetti provided LEED consulting services for the construction of the new building, which was completed in 2013.
Thornton Tomasetti was hired by the developer, First Community Housing, to provide LEED consulting for the project. In this role, it offered sustainability strategy recommendations to the design team, tracked compliance with LEED throughout design and construction, and reviewed and submitted LEED documentation to the Green Building Certification Institute.
• Salinas Gateway Senior Apartments is a 159,000 square-foot, four-story building with ground-level parking and 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.
• Locally sourced and highly recycled materials are used throughout the project, and all paint, adhesives and sealants contain low to no chemical emissions.
• The well-insulated building includes many water and energy saving features such as energy efficient windows and lighting, solar shading to reduce solar heat gain, low flow fixtures and Energy Star appliances.
• A waste management plan devised by the team recycled 65 percent of construction waste.
• Salinas Gateway offers residents a green vegetative roof, which aids in the conservation of energy by providing high-quality insulation, rain water filtration and improved air quality.
• The property is a transit-oriented development located close to local and regional transit hubs. Salinas Gateway offers residents a free transit pass to encourage the use of public transportation.
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We fulfill the needs of our clients at every stage in the building life cycle through seven integrated practices in Structural Engineering, Façade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is an 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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