The Parker

New six story, wood framed, 177 unit apartment building in the Pearl District, featuring basement underground parking with stacking stalls, residential courtyard, exercise machine room, and a dog wash. Construction began in 2012, and tenant leasing was available by 2014. 

LEED Platinum, certification pending 


 ENERGY EFFICIENCY

·   High-performance windows that minimize heat loss in the winter and reduce radiant heat gain in the summer

·   Low-flow fixtures that reduce the amount of energy required for hot water uses

·   Energy efficient lighting

·   Occupancy sensors on bath fans

·   Energy Star appliances

·   Building commissioning to verify and ensure that the entire building is designed, constructed, and systems are optimized to operate as intended

 

RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

·   Recycling facilities for residents

·   Construction waste management with recourse recovery and recycling carried out during construction

·   Preference given to materials that contain recycled content and are manufactured locally

 

WATER EFFICIENCY

·   Low-flow kitchen and bath fixtures

·   Dual flush toilets

·   Draught tolerant landscaping with no permanent irrigation required

 

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

·   Drought-tolerant landscaping, with native/adaptive plantings that require less water

·   Infiltration planters in the courtyard, that reduce runoff into the City’s stormwater system.

 

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

·   HVAC units have high-efficiency MERV 13 filtration to remove particulates from the air

·   Specified low-toxicity building paints, flooring, and finishes to prevent off-gassing

·   No added urea-formaldehyde (a toxic adhesive used in wood products) cabinets

·   Construction crews followed specific guidelines to contain dust and prevent contamination during construction

·   Walk-off mats at main building entries to help prevent contaminants from entering the building

 

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

·   Close to shopping, restaurants, and transit to reduce dependency on cars

·   Secure bicycle storage and lockers, with a repair station for tenants

·   Durable construction materials


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