Project profile: Sweetwater Spectrum Community

Apr 22, 2015

Sweetwater Spectrum is a new national model for supportive housing for adults with autism. The project includes four homes, a community center, therapy pools and urban farm. Practical sustainable design strategies promote health and wellness, reduce energy consumption, and offer multiple long term benefits to residents, staff and the Sonoma community. The project is a Pacific Gas & Electric Zero Net Energy Pilot Project and exceeds the 2030 Commitment. A variety of passive and active strategies, including building orientation, high performance envelope, building integrated photovoltaic and solar thermal panels reduce energy consumption by 88% from baseline.
(2015 AIA/COTE Top Ten award recipient)

AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)
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The American Institute of Architects

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