Hollywood Community Housing develops affordable homes and safe communities for families, seniors and those with special needs. Learn more or donate!
The Gateway Apartments project is an environmentally thoughtful building containing 21 one-bedroom units for formerly homeless individuals. The project was developed by Hollywood Community Housing Corporation in partnership with Venice Community Housing Corporation and achieved Platinum LEED-certification, the highest level of distinction awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
What does it mean to be LEED-Certified?
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a designation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. For a project to receive LEED for Homes Certification, it must meet requirements in eight different environmental qualities:
LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.
Green features of Gateway Apartments:
The project incorporates solar panels to heat water and supplement power needs in the building, drought tolerant landscaping, locally sourced materials, high-efficiency lighting and Energy Star appliances, and low flow fixtures (high-efficiency showers, toilets, and lavatory faucets) to moderate on-site water consumption. Native plantings are incorporated into the design to reduce water runoff and landscape irrigation. No turf was used in the landscaping, further conserving water usage. Water conservation efforts are also being promoted through building operations and resident education.
13368 Beach Ave. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Architect: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Contractor: Dreyfuss Construction