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53rd Annual Gold Nugget Net-Zero Design Winner!
Corporation For Better Housing’s Calistoga Family Apartments, Wins Net-Zero Energy Design Gold Nugget Award And Judges’ Special Award For Excellence!
Calistoga Family Apartments is a USDA-financed project in California dedicated to farmworkers and their families. As part of our commitment to sustainable building methods, this development is certified LEED Platinum by incorporating a Net Zero Energy design to offset 100% of the on-site energy demand. The Gold Nugget Awards recognize those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning, and development. So it is a great honor to receive such an accolade that celebrates our collective efforts and one of our properties’ most prestigious initiatives. Our dedication to the environment continues and extends to the restoration of over 8,000 square feet of Napa River habitat adjacent to the development.
The Gold Nugget Awards are the oldest and most prestigious design awards in the nation. The Gold Nugget judges, comprised of a panel of our most creative and successful peers in the building industry, selected the Calistoga Family Apartments to receive this prestigious award.
“Just on its submittal and its inherent attributes, this project is a winner. However, we (the judges) decided that its story was unique and worthy of special award consideration…”
Gold Nugget Judges Panel, Gold Nugget Winners Book 2016
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Calistoga Family Apartments is part of our innovative design and sustainable building methods initiative. Hallmarks of this development are environmentally conscious design and building methods that are captured, detailed, and highlighted by the various State/National Green Certification Programs. Our commitment to the environment extends to the restoration of over 8,000 square feet of Napa River habitat adjacent to the development.
This development is certified LEED Platinum by incorporating a Net Zero Energy design to offset 100% of the on-site energy demand through solar panels and is 100% fossil fuel free. This environmentally friendly property is restricted 100% to low and very low-income farm worker families. Located in Napa County, this property encourages residents to participate in our Empowerment Services that include; ESL classes, workforce training and after school programs for school age children.
Bedrooms: 1 (x6), 2 (x16), and 3 (x16)
Standard Unit Amenities: Central air conditioning, heat, and energy efficient appliances that include a gas range and oven, garbage disposal, and refrigerator.
Standard Common Area Amenities: Multi-purpose community room, learning and computer labs, tot-lots, bbq and picnic areas and on-site management.
Features: Meal Programs, NetZero Energy, LEED Platinum, WaterSense, Indoor Air Quality Plus, Energy Builders’ Challenge Program, Energy Star for Homes
Development Team: Integrated Community Development
Architect: YM Architects
General Contractor: BLH Construction Company
Financing: USDA RHS 514 & RHS 521 Rental Assistance, 9% Tax Credits, an FHLBSF AHP Loan, Permanent Loan and Deferred Developer Fee.
Non-Profit: Corporation for Better Housing (Managing General Partner)