Phoenix is one of the country’s most sought-after markets, by businesses and residents alike, competing directly with the whole Texas in corporate relocations and expansions. The influx of people keeps demand for multifamily apartments elevated and development is surging across the board.
One notable project currently underway is Optima Kierland Center, a luxury four-tower enclave with an affinity for green-building design located about 30 miles from downtown Phoenix. The second phase of construction, consisting of two 10-story towers, is slated for delivery in 2020. Optima—the architect, developer and general contractor of the master-planned community—engineered the development to produce a zero-energy performance index of 49.8 and expects it to use 10.4 percent less energy than a code-compliant building based on ASHRAE 90.1 2010 requirements.
Multi-Housing News talked to Optima President David Hovey Jr. about this pilot project and what it means for the city’s newly adopted International Green Construction Code.
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