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GILROY SOBRATO APARTMENTS Are Green!

9389 Monterey Road, Gilroy, CA  95020

The Gilroy Sobrato Apartments provide 26 studio units for formerly chronically homeless individuals.  The development offers extensive amenities including outdoor recreation facilities as well as interior spaces such as a large group community space, an exercise center, reading room, and TV lounge as well as offices for case management.   The project is funded in large part by the State of California Mental Health Service Act (Prop . 63) and Multifamily Housing Program along with generous support from the County of Santa Clara and the City of Gilroy.

 

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Gilroy Sobrato is LEED Platinum Certified

The mission of USGBC is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of  life. Learn more about the U.S. Green Building Council and its LEED for Homes building certifications.

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Gilroy Sobrato is built with Recycled Materials

All construction base is 100% recycled content from local suppliers; this is used under all flat work and recreational facilities (basket ball court, bocce ball etc....). The insullation in the walls and ceiling is cellulose recycled content (newspaper). High fly ash content in slab floors.

 

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Gilroy Sobrato has Energy and Water Efficient Appliances

All Gilroy Sobrato appliances are energy star rated.

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Gilroy Sobrato has Water Efficient Landscaping

Gilroy Sobrato is designed to maintain all water runoff by channeling rain/moisture from roof drains into a bioswale retention pond that perks into the ground. Water overflow is cleaned by draining runoff through "no-mow" grass. No overhead water spraying is used for plants--all of the plants are recieving water through specific location drip tubing.

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Gilroy Sobrato is built with Low VOC Materials

Gilroy Sobrato interior paint is zero VOC Kelly Moore. The flooring is stained concrete with low VOC sealers. SCH is maintaining a air cleaning schedule during construction to maintain proper working levels and to ensure that prior to occupancy the building will be 100% clean.

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Gilroy Sobrato runs on Solar Power!

Water heaters are solar thermal and there is also solar electrical (panels located on carports) that will off-set residents', street lights' and common areas' electrical usage.

bgsThe team at Bright Green Strategies  managed the process of making Gilroy Sobrato Apartments be as green as it could be. With over 20 years of experience in energy efficient building design and planning, Bright Green Strategies has worked on on thousands of energy efficiency projects in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area. Since 2007, they have helped over 50 green  building projects through the LEED for Home, GreenPoint Rated, and Energy Star New Home programs.

 


 

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