The units were not only designed to operate very energy efficiently, but also to engage tenants in their energy consumption patterns. Apartment iPad displays will allow tenants to see how much energy they’re using, and how much energy their solar panels are producing. Each apartment has separate solar panels on the roof directly wired to their meter.
The site reported that Silver Star recently won the Sustainable Innovation Awards Project of the Year for 2017 from the Los Angeles chapter of the US Green Building Council. Dominique Hargreaves, Executive Director of the US Green Building Council Los Angeles said, “We appreciate the time and energy it takes to deliver these types of high-performing projects. The jurors of the Sustainable Innovations Awards appreciated the innovations that you documented and agreed that your project was way beyond rating system requirements or code and really demonstrated excellence in design and construction as well as providing much needed supportive housing.”
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