Sustainable Living at The Frank
May 24, 2012
The Frank, a LEED Platinum mixed-used apartment located in Venice, CA, is one outstanding example of a wave of green living options opening across the nation, notes eco, design and lifestyle blog Natural Beauty.
“The Frank integrates sustainable living with community and culture, connecting people to place, reinforcing the global impact that sustainable buildings and the people in them have on energy, air, water and quality of life. Gerding Edlen’s approach to sustainability and community follows the Principles of Place, a standard for creating vibrant, inspiring, sustainable places where people can live, work, and learn. The Frank has earned LEED Platinum certification, and has an energy-efficient facade, solar hot water system, water and energy efficient appliances and a focus on local and recycled material. The Frank also boasts on-site food production in collaboration with the building's restaurant tenants, bike storage, a dog park, luxury finishes, thoughtfully designed layouts and community spaces, abundant public parking for nearby retail, ocean friendly landscaping and embraces the city’s art presence, commissioning original pieces inspired by Venice, nature, and the Principles of Place.”
The Frank is the first completed project through the company’s Green Cities Fund, with properties in Southern California, San Francisco, Seattle and Boston.