Salishan 7 is a 91 unit affordable housing project of the Tacoma Housing Authority. The final phase of a large development, Salishan 7 achieved LEED for Homes Platinum certification. The project used an upgraded envelope including insulated slab, high performance insulation and windows, rigorous air sealing, and mini-split heat pumps with backup electric resistance heating. The design and construction team placed a high priority on avoiding indoor contaminants and using continuous ventilation for improved air quality. The project landscaping included extensive on-site stormwater management features and should reduce outdoor irrigation demand by 45%.
As LEED for Homes Provider, O’Brien & Company provided technical assistance and education for the project team on compliance with the rating system, and construction verification and performance testing as the Green Rater.
Salishan 7 contained the 10,000th home certified under the LEED for Homes Rating System. Read more.
It was also recognized with an EcoHome Design Award for high-performance housing. Read more.
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