|Egleston Crossing’s Green Elements
- Sustainable Sites
- Transit Oriented Development. Egleston Crossing is located near subway and bus station.
- Brownfield Remediation. A brownfield site underwent soil remediation. A vacant and contaminated former auto-body shop was also remediated and reused as housing and commercial space.
- Reduced heat island effect. More than 50% of the parking located underground.
- Water Efficiency
- No irrigation. Native drought-resistant plants were selected to eliminate need for irrigation systems.
- Low-flow water fixtures. Low-flow water consuming fixtures and appliances used in both buildings.
- Energy & Atmosphere
- Photovoltaics. Installed 64kW Solar Photovoltaic Array. High efficiency sloped PV panels--14.3% efficiency installed on the roofs of both buildings to comprise approximately 88,500 kWh per year of electricity production.
- Advanced insulation – R-19 cellulose wall insulation, R-40 roof insulation, 3” polystyrene slab insulation and R-30 spray urethane exterior ceiling insulation used.
- High performance windows – low-e double glazed windows with thermal edge spacer will be installed.
- High efficiency boilers with setback thermostats. Integrated building envelope and high efficiency heating equipment generates energy savings of over 30%. Renewable energy component adds overall energy savings of over 40% leading to reduce pollutants from fossil fuel burning energy production.
- High efficiency lighting and appliances-ENERGY STAR products installed throughout buildings.
- Minimized air leakage- Incorporated efficient air sealing techniques.
- Materials & Resources
- Recycling Rooms- Trash Rooms and central trash storage areas are sized to accommodate recycling bins and tenants encouraged to recycle.
- Use of recycled materials. Used new materials and systems that included post-consumer recycled content, such as drywall, insulation, steel, and concrete.
- Locally produced materials were selected when possible.
- Implemented responsible site management practices. Implemented practiced that reduced noise, dust, vibration, and improper discharge of water or soils from the Project Sites.
- 90% of construction and demolition waste recycled.
- Indoor Environmental Air Quality
- Use of low-VOC paints, adhesives, and solvents
- High efficiency exhaust fans. High efficiency, continuous operation exhaust fan ventilation system for bath ventilation, moisture control, and fresh air induction.
- No carpet used. Parquet wood floors were installed to ensure flooring is a wipeable surface to ensure better indoor air quality.
- Quality Control. Building Commissioning Agent commissioned each system to ensure maximum efficiency and performance.