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Phase II receives NARHO award for “Green Build”

May 22nd, 2013

Loveland’s Award Winning Senior Community

At the May, 2013 conference of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) the Mirasol Senior Community, Phase II Apartment building won a state award for its “Green Build”  design.

In building this apartment building, the Loveland Housing Authority was committed to  implementing as many “green built” and energy conservation technologies as was economically feasible.  The Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners

adopted the “Enterprise Green Communities Criteria”  as their basis for the

design of all new apartment buildings and single family homes and instructed the design team to meet all mandatory requirements and as many optional requirements as possible.  Some of these include;

  • GEO-THERMAL HEAT EXCHANGE (BOTH HEATING & COOLING SYSTEM)
  • HOT WATER SOLAR PANELS WITH SUPPLEMENTAL TANKLESS HOT WATER SYSTEMS
  • ENERGY STAR RATED APPLICANCES AND LIGHT FIXTURES
  • SOLAR TUNED WINDOWS
  • NO VOC EMISSIONS
  • COMMON SPACE AND INDIVIDUAL UNIT AIR EXCHANGE SYSTEMS
  • RECYCLED WOOD PRODUCTS
  • XEROSCAPE LANDSCAPING.

The Housing Authority is proud to accept this honor and will move forward with this unique building to national award competition.  For further information on this building or an application to become a resident of this prize winning establishment, contact 970-667-3232!