LEED Senior Housing Slated For Los Angeles

Attention Los Angelenos–if you’re 62 years of age or older and looking for some new green digs, the newly-completed Foursquare Senior Living residential community may be right up your alley.

This new eco-friendly, pedestrian- and transit-oriented, 1.24-acre urban in-fill redevelopment project (replacing some older housing units) was designed by KTGY Group for The Foursquare Foundation in order to help address the need for quality, affordable housing for seniors in the Los Angeles area.

Foursquare senior housing

Foursquare senior housing

The Foundation will be going for LEED Gold certification on this project by recycling construction debris on-site, using cool roof technology to reduce the heat island effect, and installing both solar panels and a stormwater runoff capture system. Each of the development’s 75 one- and two-bedroom apartments will feature smart ventilation systems for improved air circulation; Energy Star rated lighting, windows and appliances; water-saving fixtures; low-VOC paints, adhesives and carpet; carpets made from 100% post-recycled content (recycled plastic bottles) and a separate chute for recyclables.

Construction recently began on this development, which is located directly across from Echo Park and the 88-year-old Angelus Temple, home to the Foursquare Church.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.