Wheeler Terrace Achieves LEED GOLD Certification
Once one of Washington, DC's "crime hot spots," Wheeler Terrace can now claim it is one of the most sustainable affordable housing communities in the nation. Wheeler Terrace Apartments has achieved LEED-NC v2.2 GOLD Certification from the USGBC in addition to the Green Communities Certification.
- Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) September 15, 2011 - Setty & Associates was the M/E/P design engineering consultants for 118 apartment units within seven buildings. The M/E/P systems are based around high-performance ground source heat pumps heating and cooling systems, geothermal well field, green roofs, occupancy sensors, demand-control ventilation, recycled materials, a De-super heater for the domestic hot water, and high-efficiency lighting systems. We provided the first geothermal system for a DC housing development.
The completed project is 30% more energy efficient than the national code, 30% more water efficient, and one of two national indoor air quality case studies for the National Center for Healthy Housing. This is a huge victory for affordable housing as it makes Wheeler Terrace the first affordable housing development in the region and one of the first in the country to achieve this honor.