Tropic Construction Corporation, our general contractor subsidiary, recently completed our North and Pulaski Eldery development and attained the LEED Gold accreditation for this development.
North and Pulaski Eldery Apartments is a 5-story 72-unit development of affordable housing for those 55 and older. The property was built on an irregularly-shaped site, which led to the curved-design of the building by architect Rick Lukasik + Associates.
To achieve LEED Gold, Tropic and our architect designed a building that utilizes an energy efficient design that included green building products, highly-insulated walls, windows and roof, and high-efficiency HVAC system and appliances. Additional green components included renewable and locally-sourced materials and low VOC paints, plus a green roof to reduce the heat island effect, a bio swale for storm water retention and a transit-oriented site that encourages utilization of bike racks and bus stops in front of the building.