The Levedo Building represents the latest effort by CSNDC to produce “green” sustainable real estate developments.  Levedo achieved a preliminary Gold rating under the LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) for Homes Mid-Rise rating system.   The final rating will be issued upon construction completion.  Green highlights at Levedo are:

- Photovoltaic System:  64 solar panels generating 19,570 KWH annually of power for the common electric load (about 25% of projected total load).

- Energy Efficiency:  Continuous rigid insulation; cellulose insulation; efficient, properly-sized heating and cooling equipment.

- Ventilation:   All units have direct vented supply air; an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) exchanges heat between toilet and kitchen exhaust and supply air vented into each of the units; all units are “compartmentalized” to air migration between units; all common areas are smoke free. 

- Rainwater Irrigation:  A 3000 gallon cistern collects rainwater runoff from the building for irrigation of all vegetation on site.

- Stormwater Management:  A “cultec” system retains maximum amount of rain / storm water on site.

- Location: 
Within LEED proximity standards to public transportation and other amenities.

- Miscellaneous:  Drought tolerant plants; high efficiency fixtures and appliances; use of FSC certified wood and low VOC paints, adhesives and sealants.

 

Energy Efficient Unit

An independent energy modeling study (Demand Management Institute, May 2010) predicts that Levedo will use 34% less energy, and will incur 28% less energy cost, as compared to the standard “baseline” model.

Levedo: Solar Panels

Levedo Solor PanelsThe Levedo Builidng’s Photovoltaic System (solar panel system) consists of 64 solar panels generating 19,570 KWH annually of power for the common electric load (about 25% of projected total load).  This is the first large residential building in Codman Square with solar panels.