Keauhou Lane Receives LEED Platinum Certification
May 11, 2018
Keauhou Lane, a 6-story, 209-unit workforce housing building located in the Kaka’ako neighborhood of Honolulu, HI, has achieved a LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC)—becoming the first LEED Platinum certified multi-family building on Oahu. Keauhou Lane was developed by Gerding Edlen in partnership with Kamehameha Schools and was completed in 2017.
The property includes well-designed apartment units, tailored amenities and an energy-efficient design, while providing affordable rents that are targeted to individuals and families earning 80% and 100% of the area’s average median income (AMI). Keauhou Lane also features a 30,800-sq. ft. retail and a pedestrian lane with local restaurants and shops.
Features that contribute to the building’s LEED Platinum certification include a 58-panel solar hot water system, which is designed to provide 40% of the heat needed for the building’s hot water; Energy Star-rated appliances; non-toxic finishes including paints, adhesives and sealants; and landscaping with low-water, native plants and efficient irrigation. Additionally, 100% of the building’s stormwater is infiltrated on-site through an underground network of drywells and piping.
In addition to the building systems, Keauhou Lane provides residents the opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment through recycling programs; a green cleaning program; and educational materials such as a Green Living Guide, which give residents tips and tricks for living sustainably in their homes and communities.
To acknowledge Keauhou Lane’s LEED Platinum Certification, a celebration was held at the building to recognize this important contribution to the Kaka’ako community. Attended by the project team, local USGBC chapter members, Keauhou Lane residents, and local representatives including the Mayor of Honolulu, the event featured tours of the building and a LEED plaque dedication ceremony.
Learn more about Keauhou Lane.