think green

It is our driving ambition to bring something truly positive to our community in

every sense- personally, culturally, dynamically, economically, aesthetically and,

most certainly, environmentally. From this ambition our team of developers,

architects, designers, builders and operators came together to THINK GREEN.

Below are just a few of the responsible decisions we have made to serve each

community our residents call home.

Site Selection:


        • High density


        • Access to public transportation


        • Basic services


        • Connectivity

Water Reduction:


        • High efficiency faucets, toilets, and shower heads


        • High efficiency rain shut off irrigation


        • Native/ non invasive vegetation

Energy Reduction:


        • Large windows, including clerestory windows in the main promenade,

          are used to provide natural daylight


        • Energy efficient lighting has been specified throughout the building


        • High efficiency HVAC units, dishwashers, clothing washers and dryers


        • Mastic on ductwork

Material Selection:


Specification of materials from vendors who are committed to environmentally

friendly practices and to providing product with recycled content. For example,

carpet in main lobby and dining spaces meets or exceeds the following global

certifications and standards:


        • California Air Resources Board (CARB)


        • Cradle to Cradle certified


        • EPA Design for Environment


        • Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody


        • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality


        • NSF 140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard


        • Recycled concrete and drywall pre-engineered trusses


        • Locally sources materials specified per LEED regional definition

          where possible

Air Quality:


        • All adhesives and sealants for flooring materials comply with South

          Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule # 1168, therefore

          reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds.


        • All paints, coatings, primers, stains, clear wood finishes, and shellacs

          will not exceed limits for volatile organic compounds set by Green Seal

          Standard GS-11


        • Use of Pedi-Systems recessed, gridded walk off mat to trap pollutants at

          main entrance


        • Carbon Dioxide monitoring