200 6th Street in San Francisco, Calif. Courtesy Kennerly Architecture & Planning.
Thornton Tomasetti is providing sustainability consulting for a multifamily affordable housing development. The project scope includes demolition of an existing building and construction of a new nine-story residential building with 56 one- to three-bedroom units, approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, 15 stacked parking spaces, and ancillary community spaces.
The project is planned to achieve 100 points using the GreenPoint Rated program, surpassing the City and County of San Francisco’s required minimum of 75 points for all new construction and major renovation projects. Exceeding this standard allows for a healthier living environment for residents and increased potential for savings related to energy and water usage, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions.
To reach the 100 point goal, significant sustainability measures have been incorporated into the new building design including zoned radiant hydronic heating, a solar water heating system, and a community garden. In addition, 100 percent of the concrete and asphalt and at least 80 percent of the remaining materials from the demolition of the existing building will be diverted from landfills.
Thornton Tomasetti is coordinating with the project owner and architect to navigate the GreenPoint Rated program by facilitating the preliminary rating system process, assessing program prerequisites, and providing technical support, project management, documentation review, and on-site verification to confirm compliance with GreenPoint Rated strategies.
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