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!
Project Highlights <ul><li>‘ 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! </li></ul><ul><li>This project has built-in equity with direct valued added benefits for both tenant and developer </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Alla Luce ’ sets the trend that impacts the future of retail/restaurant design </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Alla Luce ’ has the opportunity to offer, never before in the Dallas area, in-vessel composting for restaurants! </li></ul>
Impressive Advantages <ul><li>Tax Incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Property Tax Exemptions </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Commodities that add extra value/equity: REC, CER, EEC </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in equity with sustainability & longevity of tenants </li></ul><ul><li>Kiosk showing quantifiable & verifiable results from techniques & technology that proves long lasting performance and ongoing benefits </li></ul>
What Developers are looking for <ul><li>Ways to reduce energy & water costs, which contributes in 30.4% cost for suburban properties </li></ul><ul><li>Tenant Retention </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Green ’ gets visibility and stands out in the public eye! </li></ul><ul><li>REITS are investing in green buildings. And some 41% of the 300 US real estate investments are actively pursuing energy efficient buildings. </li></ul><ul><li>LEED certified bldg. is clearly setting the trend that will set the standard for all future building, because it makes sense for all involved! </li></ul>
What Tenants are looking for <ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to stand out in the community by winning outstanding awards and achievements. </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts other responsible & efficient tenants and employees; this ensures that you’ll attract & gain a committed workforce and customer base. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase competitiveness through innovation and design by LEED certification </li></ul>
Restaurant Usage Facts <ul><li>Restaurant industry, #1 electricity consumer in retail sector , and accounts for 33% of all US retail electricity use </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurants are the highest energy users in the sector and 5x higher than other commercial retail, office, and lodging industries. </li></ul><ul><li>Average restaurant uses 300,000 gl. Of water per year </li></ul><ul><li>Average restaurant produces 50,000 lbs. of garbage each year. Close to 95% of the waste can be recycled or composted! </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant industry is a leader when it comes to generating green house gasses or carbon emissions. </li></ul>
Who’s getting on board with LEED? <ul><li>Chipotle , Brinkers and McDonalds are getting involved for LEED certification because they see that it works! </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Starbucks ’ is getting into the act as well and will soon go for LEED franchise building </li></ul><ul><li>An online ‘ green restaurant guide ’ now exists! </li></ul>
“ 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!
Energy Solutions <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Alla Luce ’ will utilize renewable energy such as solar energy, solar water heating and geothermal heat pump units. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally energy smart choices about building site, envelope and mechanical systems are factored into the design & contribute to savings. </li></ul><ul><li>By ‘ Alla Luce ’ having their CAM covered by solar power, we reduce this electric bill completely! </li></ul>
Reduce Potable Water Consumption <ul><li>Usage of rainwater harvesting for irrigation and fountains in CAM area can significantly reduce water costs all together </li></ul><ul><li>Use of water saving/reduction fixtures such as lavatory faucets, showerheads, urinals, water closets, kitchen sinks; will save tenants water bills </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation efficiency through landscape design, pervious hardscapes, high efficiency equipment and/or climate based controllers will further enhance water usage savings </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul>
Environmental Impacts <ul><li>Stormwater management both quantity and quality controlled with overall impervious surface management, rainwater harvesting, pervious surfaces, etc…… </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce heat-island effect through better planning of shade, paving materials with high SRI Solar Reflectance Index and open grid pavement systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable energy reduces carbon emissions and pollution and saves energy consumption costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Low VOC emissions inside the building for comfort and healthy IAQ benefit. </li></ul><ul><li>Composting and recycling to reduce trash hauling fees, landfill waste and promote a practical, affordable and profitable solution especially for restaurants! </li></ul><ul><li>Using materials with recycled content in them reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials </li></ul>
Usage of Innovative Design <ul><li>Looking for opportunities to set a trend that impacts the future of retail/restaurant design! </li></ul><ul><li>Everything from design that impacts performance to strategies or measures that demonstrate a comprehensive approach and quantifiable environmental and/or healthy benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul>