Location: Sacramento, California
Client: Domus Development
La Valentina North, 1 block from a light-rail station on a small infill lot provides 18 units of affordable family housing. The project is the 2013 EPA award winner for Smart Growth as the project illustrates exemplary transit-oriented design, as well as cutting edge energy conservation design to achieve an 80% level of energy independence. Promoted by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District as a model project for net-zero design in multi-family housing as it incorporates a highly efficient envelope, mechanical system, and roof-top photovoltaic panels. The three-story buildings surround a central court linking the project with the historic context of the existing neighborhood.