The Livmore High Park achieves LEED Gold CertificationJune 08, 2022
The Livmore High Park was recently certified LEED Gold due to its comprehensive approach to energy conservation, as well as its innovative design elements that support greater density and connectivity.
Strong environmental sustainability through high performance and careful site planning was a priority for this purpose-built rental project, developed by GWL Realty Advisors. The result is an infill development that is projected to benefit from 35% energy savings, 38% energy cost savings, and 50% GHG emissions reductions, compared to a regular building of this type and size. This is achieved with high efficiency heating systems, in-suite Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV), a hybrid heat pump system, and low flow fixtures, among other features.
Zeidler’s design team, led by Partner David Collins, worked to create a building envelope composed of precast pieces that could be easily assembled on site. Carefully balancing the window to wall ratio helped support energy reduction targets and resulted in a unique façade that now defines the area’s skyline.
Beyond energy efficiency, the Livmore’s design was recognized for its careful integration into the existing neighbourhood. The project has greatly increased residential density at the existing site, while creating a campus-like atmosphere and pedestrian-friendly streetscape. Amenities like electric car charging stations, ample bike parking, and proximity to transit also help residents and their guests reduce their collective carbon footprint.
Learn more about the certification on GWL’s website.