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Green Affordable Housing Presented by Sharon Lee Executive Director, Low Income Housing Institute
LIHI has been providing homes and services for  Puget Sound’s neediest citizens since 1991. In 2002, LIHI made the commitm...
Low Income Housing Institute: <ul><li>LIHI is a regional nonprofit housing organization based in Seattle, founded in 1991....
Denny Park Apartments <ul><li>50 studio to three-bedroom units for singles to large families. </li></ul><ul><li>The first ...
<ul><li>Planters located on the courtyard retain all stormwater falling on the site.  </li></ul><ul><li>The building’s ext...
<ul><li>Durable 50-year materials with recycled content are used throughout:  metal roofing, metal siding, and fiber cemen...
Cabrini First Hill Apartments <ul><li>50 units for low-income seniors developed by LIHI with the Missionary Sisters of the...
<ul><li>Extremely durable materials used for door and cabinet hardware, flooring, door & window trim and finishes. </li></...
<ul><li>Project was built with reduced and sustainable materials using a high percentage of recycled content such as high ...
The Bart Harvey <ul><li>50 units of affordable housing for low income seniors   located in the S. Lake Union neighborhood ...
The Bart Harvey Green Roof <ul><li>Project features a green landscaped roof, with space for planting by residents. </li></...
<ul><li>Building envelope is installed on a “rainscreen” system to maximize life of materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Orientati...
Copper Lantern Homes <ul><li>33 affordable homeownership townhouses and flats in Kenmore. </li></ul><ul><li>The site inclu...
<ul><li>All fixtures and appliances are low-flow.  </li></ul><ul><li>Three- and four- bedroom townhouses built for large f...
McDermott Place <ul><li>75 new units for homeless vets and singles in North Seattle. </li></ul><ul><li>First and second fl...
<ul><li>Roof material has high-reflectivity to minimize heat gain.  </li></ul><ul><li>A rain garden cleans stormwater runo...
Dearborn Commons <ul><li>15 new for-sale townhouses under construction for low-income first time Seattle homebuyers.  </li...
<ul><li>Each home is designed to provide abundant natural light. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of dual flush toilets, use of Green...
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Green Design Lee

  1. 1. Green Affordable Housing Presented by Sharon Lee Executive Director, Low Income Housing Institute
  2. 2. LIHI has been providing homes and services for Puget Sound’s neediest citizens since 1991. In 2002, LIHI made the commitment to develop all new properties in accordance with green building principles.
  3. 3. Low Income Housing Institute: <ul><li>LIHI is a regional nonprofit housing organization based in Seattle, founded in 1991. </li></ul><ul><li>LIHI staff have developed over 3,500 affordable units. </li></ul><ul><li>LIHI has completed 370 “green” units, and currently has 252 new green units in development. </li></ul><ul><li>LIHI owns over 1,600 units of affordable housing. </li></ul><ul><li>80% of LIHI residents earn less than 30% of the area median household income. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Denny Park Apartments <ul><li>50 studio to three-bedroom units for singles to large families. </li></ul><ul><li>The first project in the nation funded by Enterprise Green Communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Building is designed to maximize the use of natural light, with oversized windows and clerestory windows oriented to the north and south. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Planters located on the courtyard retain all stormwater falling on the site. </li></ul><ul><li>The building’s exterior is insulated to retain 20% more heat than required by code, simply by selecting materials with higher R-values. </li></ul><ul><li>Low VOC and non-toxic materials were specified throughout. </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled plastic benches and decking are long-lasting and virtually maintenance-free. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Durable 50-year materials with recycled content are used throughout: metal roofing, metal siding, and fiber cement board siding. </li></ul><ul><li>Wood-framed portion (5 stories) was constructed in panels off-site and lifted into place, minimizing waste and saving time. </li></ul><ul><li>The entire building is non-smoking, ensuring higher air quality. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cabrini First Hill Apartments <ul><li>50 units for low-income seniors developed by LIHI with the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. </li></ul><ul><li>First in the nation financed with HUD 202 funds and 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits. </li></ul><ul><li>Built with maximum use of daylight including orientation of interior and exterior spaces and courtyard. </li></ul><ul><li>No smoking allowed in building. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Extremely durable materials used for door and cabinet hardware, flooring, door & window trim and finishes. </li></ul><ul><li>Ventilation system runs continuously, 24 hours a day. </li></ul><ul><li>Low VOC and non-toxic materials were specified throughout. </li></ul><ul><li>All kitchens and bathroom use low-flow water fixtures and equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>All apartments and common areas use energy efficient lighting and motion detection controls. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Project was built with reduced and sustainable materials using a high percentage of recycled content such as high fly ash content concrete in foundations, flat work, wall systems, and finish floors. </li></ul><ul><li>All building materials discarded during construction were recycled to the greatest extent possible. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Bart Harvey <ul><li>50 units of affordable housing for low income seniors located in the S. Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. </li></ul><ul><li>LIHI partnered with Runberg Architecture Group to design the building to LEED Silver equivalent standards. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Bart Harvey Green Roof <ul><li>Project features a green landscaped roof, with space for planting by residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Green roof handles stormwater runoff, conserves resources by helping prolong the life of the roofing, and contributes to the habitat. </li></ul><ul><li>Green roof reduces the urban “heat island” effect. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Building envelope is installed on a “rainscreen” system to maximize life of materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation of building minimizes heat gain and maximizes daylight. </li></ul><ul><li>Carpet tiles, ceiling tiles, VCT, fibercement siding and rubber roof pavers are all made from recycled materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Water is conserved with dual flush toilets, drip irrigation and use of drought tolerant plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Discourages car use by minimizing number of parking stalls and locating project in area well-served by transit, with nearby amenities. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Copper Lantern Homes <ul><li>33 affordable homeownership townhouses and flats in Kenmore. </li></ul><ul><li>The site includes a stormwater system which allows surface water to be treated on-site and infiltrated back into the soils. </li></ul><ul><li>Preserved 12 Douglas Firs and planted 25 new trees, all drought tolerant and needing minimal maintenance. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>All fixtures and appliances are low-flow. </li></ul><ul><li>Three- and four- bedroom townhouses built for large families. Studios, one- and two- bedroom units available. </li></ul><ul><li>Each unit is equipped with an Energy Star rated refrigerator and Energy Star rated appliances. </li></ul>
  15. 15. McDermott Place <ul><li>75 new units for homeless vets and singles in North Seattle. </li></ul><ul><li>First and second floors occupied by North Helpline foodbank, RotoCare medical clinic and community space. </li></ul><ul><li>The building is energy-efficient & environmentally friendly, with the building envelope designed to Built Smart standards. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Roof material has high-reflectivity to minimize heat gain. </li></ul><ul><li>A rain garden cleans stormwater runoff before it enters the detention vault. </li></ul><ul><li>No smoking allowed; smoking area designed outdoors. </li></ul><ul><li>Bike racks and bike storage are provided for residents, food bank clients and staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Building meets Washington state’s new Evergreen standard and is LEED Silver equivalent. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Dearborn Commons <ul><li>15 new for-sale townhouses under construction for low-income first time Seattle homebuyers. </li></ul><ul><li>Built as a community land trust on a parcel of land surplused by the City of Seattle and transferred to LIHI. </li></ul><ul><li>All building is wood frame construction, and built according to WA State Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Each home is designed to provide abundant natural light. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of dual flush toilets, use of Green Label Plus certified carpet from 100% post consumer recycled bottles. </li></ul><ul><li>Design specifications call for low-VOC paint and Energy Star appliances in each unit. </li></ul><ul><li>The landscape design features native and drought-resistant plants to limit water use, and at least 10 new trees are planted throughout the site. </li></ul>

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