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This is a project I created for a retail site. All it needs is an investor to get it off & running!

This is a project I created for a retail site. All it needs is an investor to get it off & running!

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  • 1. Alla Luce (In the Light) “ Alla Luce ” is a commercial retail development that features a European style design; it consists of a Coffee/Dessert bar paired with a variety of restaurants/retail clustered around a central courtyard filled with trees, old world charm and innovative design!
  • 2. Project Highlights
    • ‘ Alla Luce ’ is the first ‘ LEED for Retail ’ project in Collin County implementing sustainable practices with cutting-edge technology that would be energy efficient, operate with reduced carbon emissions, with state of the art tracking software that gives quantifiable and verifiable performance results!
    • This project has built-in equity with direct valued added benefits for both tenant and developer
    • ‘ Alla Luce ’ sets the trend that impacts the future of retail/restaurant design
    • ‘ Alla Luce ’ has the opportunity to offer, never before in the Dallas area, in-vessel composting for restaurants!
  • 3. Impressive Advantages
    • Tax Incentives
    • Property Tax Exemptions
    • Environmental Commodities that add extra value/equity: REC, CER, EEC
    • Built-in equity with sustainability & longevity of tenants
    • Kiosk showing quantifiable & verifiable results from techniques & technology that proves long lasting performance and ongoing benefits
  • 4. What Developers are looking for
    • Ways to reduce energy & water costs, which contributes in 30.4% cost for suburban properties
    • Tenant Retention
    • The combination of reduced operating costs and more satisfied occupants translates into 3.8% higher occupancy rates, 3% higher rents, and a 7.5% increase in building value.
    • ‘ Green ’ gets visibility and stands out in the public eye!
    • REITS are investing in green buildings. And some 41% of the 300 US real estate investments are actively pursuing energy efficient buildings.
    • LEED certified bldg. is clearly setting the trend that will set the standard for all future building, because it makes sense for all involved!
  • 5. What Tenants are looking for
    • Value-added benefits by building green includes; reduced energy use and carbon emissions, lower water usage, and less solid waste. All are beneficial & substantial for their financial bottom line increase!
    • A great way to connect with their customers, conveying their corporate values & sustainability is an outstanding reflection on their company! This wins favor and loyalty from their customers.
    • Opportunity to stand out in the community by winning outstanding awards and achievements.
    • Attracts other responsible & efficient tenants and employees; this ensures that you’ll attract & gain a committed workforce and customer base.
    • Increase competitiveness through innovation and design by LEED certification
  • 6. Restaurant Usage Facts
    • Restaurant industry, #1 electricity consumer in retail sector , and accounts for 33% of all US retail electricity use
    • Restaurants are the highest energy users in the sector and 5x higher than other commercial retail, office, and lodging industries.
    • Average restaurant uses 300,000 gl. Of water per year
    • Average restaurant produces 50,000 lbs. of garbage each year. Close to 95% of the waste can be recycled or composted!
    • Restaurant industry is a leader when it comes to generating green house gasses or carbon emissions.
  • 7. Who’s getting on board with LEED?
    • Chipotle , Brinkers and McDonalds are getting involved for LEED certification because they see that it works!
    • ‘ Starbucks ’ is getting into the act as well and will soon go for LEED franchise building
    • An online ‘ green restaurant guide ’ now exists!
  • 8. “ Alla Luce ” will set the trend, a proto-type, if you will for other retail/restaurant facilities to follow after. It’s time to embrace the new frontier of innovative design and techniques that truly make an impact for the greater good for all concerned! “ Alla Luce ” means in the light because it will have both the spotlight shining on it and it sheds light on a new way of building!
  • 9. Energy Solutions
    • New high performance retail/restaurant bldgs. Can consume up to 50% less energy than comparable bldgs. With designs that integrate energy-efficient lighting fixtures with daylighting systems to substantially reduce electric lighting and cooling loads.
    • ‘ Alla Luce ’ will utilize renewable energy such as solar energy, solar water heating and geothermal heat pump units.
    • Additionally energy smart choices about building site, envelope and mechanical systems are factored into the design & contribute to savings.
    • By ‘ Alla Luce ’ having their CAM covered by solar power, we reduce this electric bill completely!
  • 10. Reduce Potable Water Consumption
    • Usage of rainwater harvesting for irrigation and fountains in CAM area can significantly reduce water costs all together
    • Use of water saving/reduction fixtures such as lavatory faucets, showerheads, urinals, water closets, kitchen sinks; will save tenants water bills
    • Irrigation efficiency through landscape design, pervious hardscapes, high efficiency equipment and/or climate based controllers will further enhance water usage savings
    • Commercial equipment such as clothes washers, dishwashers, ice machines, food steamers, pre-rinse spray valves and combination ovens. Are available & valuable with rebates and all!
  • 11. Environmental Impacts
    • Stormwater management both quantity and quality controlled with overall impervious surface management, rainwater harvesting, pervious surfaces, etc……
    • Reduce heat-island effect through better planning of shade, paving materials with high SRI Solar Reflectance Index and open grid pavement systems.
    • Renewable energy reduces carbon emissions and pollution and saves energy consumption costs.
    • Low VOC emissions inside the building for comfort and healthy IAQ benefit.
    • Composting and recycling to reduce trash hauling fees, landfill waste and promote a practical, affordable and profitable solution especially for restaurants!
    • Using materials with recycled content in them reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials
  • 12. Usage of Innovative Design
    • Looking for opportunities to set a trend that impacts the future of retail/restaurant design!
    • Everything from design that impacts performance to strategies or measures that demonstrate a comprehensive approach and quantifiable environmental and/or healthy benefits.
    • KIOSK that provides measurement & verification of strategies that are implemented to show ongoing accountability and results. Thereby, educating both the public & tenants of techniques used and their benefits
    • Verifying savings associated with energy & water conservation measures, reduced carbon emissions and actually improving the environment while saving, is a savvy strategy all will admire and want to repeat!