Colorado Sustainable Design Awards: Residential Multifamily
Architect: Buchanan, Yonushewski Group LLC
Owner and developer: Denver Housing Authority
General Contractor: Milender-White Construction Co.
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineering and Energy Consultant: BCER Engineering, Inc.
1099 Osage Apartments is an eight-story, 100-unit housing development for low-income seniors and disabled residents. The mid-rise building features two wings, connected by a glass sunroom on each floor, taking advantage of the optimal solar orientation. Units feature energy-efficient appliances, CAT 5 wiring for Internet access and cable wiring.
The building is expected to receive LEED Platinum certification and will use 50 percent less energy than a comparable code-compliant building.
1099 Osage Apartments is the first of several developments defining a new standard for sustainable neighborhood development developed by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA).
›› The first multifamily graywater reuse system in the state and first PLDs (porous landscape detention). The pilot graywater reuse system for 25 percent of building occupants will help achieve a 40 percent reduction in water use from LEED baseline. Wastewater from showers and sinks will be recirculated to fill toilets.
›› Ground-source heat pump system for building cooling and heating.
›› Daylight-focused design.
›› Operable windows in each unit allow for air flow. Low-SHGC glass was used to prevent over-heating in the summer and reduce utility bills.
- BCER ENGINEERING ACQUIRES RIMROCK GROUP
- A Welcome Message From Our President
- BCER Life Safety Code Classes
- BCER’s Sean Beilman becomes Newest Member of the ASHRAE SSPC 90.1 Committee
- Colorado Sustainable Design Awards: Residential Multifamily
- Adams City High School/Community Learning Center
- The BCER Story
- BCER Engineering, Energy and the Environment
- Wall Street West 2007 Top 10
- How About Two More Top 10 Project's