Group14 provided National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze Certification under CHFA’s 2020 QAP requirement for Rhonda Place, a 49-unit apartment building for individuals transitioning from homelessness. Group14 also provided IECC code compliance for the project designed by Shopworks. The three-story apartment building, offering one-bedroom apartments with supportive wraparound services, is located at South Federal Boulevard and West Cedar Avenue in Denver’s Barnum neighborhood.
NBGS services included:
Each apartment was equipped with Energy Star appliances, low flow plumbing fixtures, and fresh air provided by an energy recovery rooftop unit. Funding for Rhonda Place was supported by $2.3 million from Denver’s Homelessness Resolution fund and a 4% state LIHTC equity from CHFA.
To meet compliance with the City of Denver energy code, the project was required to show a net 24% energy reduction over comparable properties and the design of Rhonda Place achieved 27% modeled savings. At project completion, Rhonda’s Place also had an EUI of 35 kBtu/SF/year, which exceeded the 2030 Energize Denver requirement of 44.2 kBtu/SF/year.