26 Sep '11, 3pm

Project of the Week: Casa Feliz by Rob Quigley Architect, Rana Creek, Tremco, BioTrayT, and more #greenroofs...

Project of the Week: Casa Feliz by Rob Quigley Architect, Rana Creek, Tremco, BioTrayT, and more #greenroofs...

Casa Feliz is an affordable housing project in San Jose that is USGBC LEED NC Gold certified. The project is the brainchild of First Community Housing, a San Jose affordable housing developer known for its innovative green-building practices. Analysis of Casa Feliz indicates the greenroof will actually cost less long-term than installing off-site stormwater-management improvements that would have been required otherwise by the City. "Located on a tight 0.34-acre infill site near downtown San Jose, California, Casa Feliz Studios provides 60 units of high-quality affordable housing for extremely low-income tenants. Thirty-five percent of the studios are set aside for tenants living with developmental disabilities." There are five distinct living roof areas at Casa Feliz, totaling 5,375 square feet. Two top-floor living roofs, one of which is planted beneath a 16-kilowatt pho...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=996

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