Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Chris Bliss
Harriet Street Student Residences
The Harriet Street Student Residences building in San Francisco has successfully achieved LEED platinum level -- the highest level of certification -- by the U.S. Green Building Council, an organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
LEED certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in sustainable building.
Some of the “green” features of CCA's Harriet Street Residences include
- Natural light and ventilation
- Solar water heating
- Stainless steel Energy Star appliances
- Rainwater harvesting
- Low-flow fixtures
- High recycled content
- Reduced construction waste
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green-building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Four levels of certification exist; the number of points a project earns determines the level of LEED certification the project receives.
Certification thresholds are: certified, silver, gold, and platinum.
The Harriet Street Residences, located in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco, opened in 2012 and have been popular with CCA students.