Sustainability

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BEING GREEN

Coda On Centre has been built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver Certification. LEED is an international green building standard that the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) uses to evaluate and certify the accomplishments of sustainable building projects.

LEED AWARDS PROJECT CREDITS IN THE FOLLOWING SEVEN AREAS:

Sustainable Sites

Coda has easy access to public transportation via the East Busway transit hub located across the street. Car and bike share service are also convenient to Coda. Coda is bike friendly with bike storage and maintenance facilities with easy access to bike lanes. Priority parking for energy-efficient vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations are available in the garage to reduce fossil fuel impacts. All parking is located under cover.

Coda is built on an under-developed urban site so it does not contribute to urban sprawl, take away farmland or endangered species habitat. Shopping, restaurants, entertainment and services are adjacent and walkable.

Water Efficiency

Baths, kitchens and common facilities use water-conserving fixtures resulting in water use reduction of 30% less than typical residential plumbing fixtures.

Energy and Atmosphere

Covered parking and a reflective white roof minimizes heat gain to the building and adjacent urban environment, which helps save on utility costs.

Energy Star appliances and high-efficiency lighting are specified in the units and common areas to minimize the use of natural resources and reduce energy bills.

Coda building construction and HVAC systems are energy efficient resulting in energy cost savings of more than 15% over typical residential construction.

Materials and Resources

Coda was constructed with sustainable building materials that maximized the use of high recycled content and locally produced materials.

Over 85% of construction waste was recycled instead of put in a landfill.

Separate recycling and trash chutes are conveniently provided on each floor for residents.

Indoor Environmental Quality

Coda is a 100% no-smoking facility.

Programmable thermostats help save on energy costs and allow residents to adjust the temperature to meet their comfort.

Dimmer switches allow users to adjust the lighting to their preferred levels.

Low VOC paints, adhesives, sealants and flooring were used to reduce allergens and irritants in the air.

Composite wood products including doors, cabinets and plywood have no added urea-formaldehyde, further assuring healthy indoor air.

Construction was governed by an indoor air quality management plan that minimized construction-related contamination of building systems and spaces.

Daylighting and views are maximized to provide occupant connectivity to outside.

Pets are restricted on certain floors to reduce allergens for sensitive residents.

Innovation in Design

Coda is eligible for LEED credits for exemplary access to public and alternative transportation methods, as well as containing all parking under roof.

Integrated pest management at Coda uses non-toxic methods to prevent pests, minimizing the amount and types of chemicals needed. This reduces exposure to harmful pesticides for our residents and their pets.

Regional Priority

Roofing materials used at Coda reduce heat islands to minimize impacts on microclimates and human and wildlife habitats.