Posts Tagged ‘Florida Green Building Counsel’

Sweetwater Place Apartments

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

In 2012, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida received $1.8 million of HUD Section 811 funding to construct 14 apartment units in the City of Clewiston, Florida. Supplementing HUD funding was an additional $200,000 in funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank Atlanta. FHLB funds enabled installation of a metal roof, exterior fencing, emergency generator, upgraded cabinets, ceramic tile in the bath and kitchen, and a larger electric service. The facility is now open and moving in residents who are income eligible and who are physically disabled. The project is one of the first new HUD Section 811 projects to receive green certification under the Florida Green Building Counsel. Ultimately this certification will mean dramatically smaller utility bills which will help both the residents and owner.

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Sweetwater Place Apartments - Kitchen

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Sweetwater Place Apartments - Bath

Westminister Asbury East

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Westminster Asbury East, a project sponsored by Presbyterian Retirement Communities, is approximately 40 percent complete and is projected to open in the fall of 2014. This 68 unit, $8.8 million project is part of a multi-property complex providing affordable housing to the elderly. This latest phase will be green certified under the Florida Green Building Counsel. This means that a number of features (which includes solar hot water) have been incorporated into the project to reduce energy consumption.

Westminster Asbury Aerial View

Westminster Asbury Aerial View