Dianne – The LEED Gold Initiative

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LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building project types, from new construction to interior fit-outs and operation & maintenance, LEED provides a framework that project teams can apply to create healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.” Excerpt from https://new.usgbc.org/leed

Dianne was designed by Ankrom Moisan and developed by John Carroll in partnership with the construction company Howard S. Wright.   They had a goal from the beginning to create an environmentally conscious building with sustainable features and because of the care put into its creation, Dianne is anticipating LEED Gold Certification.

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What does that mean for our lovely residents?

There are so many benefits!  Such as:

  • Being centrally located to transit and community resources:
    • NS and B line streetcar stops right in front of community
    • Green and Yellow MAX Lines within 5 blocks
    • Over 10 TriMet bus lines within walking distance
  • Smoke-free community
  • Low emission, insulated, double-paned windows throughout which allow balance in provision of natural light and optimal thermal comfort, as well as acoustic control of city and neighbor noise sources
  • Indoor controlled access bike storage boasting 155 spaces
  • Community has several accessible outdoor spaces such as the rooftop terrace, lounge deck and the nearby Jamison Square Park
  • Building materials made with low percentages of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • An Energy Star-rated roof, to reduce the heat-island effect which in turn lowers summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
  • HVAC providing filtered air to every home and corridor at a MERV-10 rating meaning it filters a higher amount of particles in the air than a standard filter
  • Green and paperless community reducing waste paper creation through electronic communication
  • Storm water is utilized to irrigate drought-resistant non-invasive plants controlling peak storm water loading to city utility system and providing aesthetic benefit to occupant
  • Non-HCFC based Refrigerants are used to cool the building, HCFC Refrigerants have been linked to a study that shows the product depletes the Earth’s protective ozone layer and contributes to climate change
  • Insulation consisting of 30% post-consumer recycled materials
  • 18% Energy cost savings based on ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) standards
  • Continuous exhaust optimizing air recirculation providing fresh air to every home and corridor
  • High-efficiency LED lighting significantly reduces both energy and maintenance costs
  • Non-toxic pest control
  • Sealed combustion heating enriches indoor environmental air quality by removing unhealthy gas by-products, providing quieter operation and more efficient ventilation
  • High-density community built with minimal land consumption
  • Energy star appliances maximize on energy and water savings
  • Water-efficient clothes washers, Delta faucets and showerheads which minimize water consumption

 

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