From Seven Days: “The building has 30 one-bedroom apartments, 28 of which are designated affordable housing; most rent for $840 a month, including utilities and laundry. To qualify for these units, residents must earn less than 60 percent of area median income — about $35,000 annually for one person.
Elm Place is built to use 95 percent less heating energy than a similar-size, standard-construction building. Projections estimate that the 29,000-square-foot Elm Place will cost about as much to heat as a single-family home. All the lights are LED, and a 20-kilowatt solar-panel system on the roof helps generate power. The roof and foundation are heavily insulated, as are the walls, which are about four inches thicker than typical construction.”
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