This RuralCAP multi-unit low-income housing facility is designed under the Living Building Challenge™. The Challenge is know for its most rigorous performance standards. To be certified under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious performance requirements over a minimum of 12 months of continuous occupancy.
The project design included net-positive energy and net positive-water providing the site with a positive outflow of power and water. Low energy use heating systems are powered from the public water supply, and water collected on site is reused to the maximum ability and drained onsite as much as possible. It also includes solar panels and sophisticated energy control features in each unit to shut-off lights and appliances when the space is not being actively used.