- A green, living roof.
- Natural daylighting.
- A dynamic double façade that naturally ventilates building while eliminating noise pollution.
- The same super-efficient, healthy heating and cooling system that’s being used in the 2010 Olympic Village.
- Various water-saving features like dual-flush toilets and efficient fixtures.
- Common areas and a percentage of heat and hot water will be solar powered (20kW total).
- The location on Fairfax Avenue is primo for walking (I’m speaking from experience here). It's super close to L.A’.s famous Farmers Market, stellar home design boutiques on Melrose Avenue and other amenities.
- Extensive use of eco-friendly building materials such as cellulose insulation, FSC-certified woods, no/low-VOC paints and finishes.
- EnergyStar Bosch appliances.
- Electric car charging for every unit in addition to bike storage.
- The building is 40 percent more efficient than California’s already super-stringent building energy code.
- A sizeable amount of material from the old Cherokee Studios (like wood paneling from Frank Sinatra’s studio) will be incorporated into the new building’s design. Additionally, artifacts and memorabilia will be “tastefully” integrated into the new Cherokee Studios … don’t expect a rock n’ roll museum, though.
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