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Castle Square’s LEED Platinum Renovation Is the US’ Largest Deep Energy Retrofit

Posted By Heather Clark On December 17, 2012 @ 4:50 pm In Architecture,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

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Originally built in the 1960s, Castle Square [2] was recently retrofitted into an 192-unit affordable apartment building, making it the US’ largest LEED Platinum [3] building to receive a Deep Energy Retrofit [4]. The building was transformed with a new R-40 super insulated shell that increased the insulation value of the building by a factor of ten. High efficiency cooling and heating equipment, LED [5] and CFL lighting, Energy Star appliances, and solar hot water [6] were also installed to reduce the carbon footprint of the structure. The result is a healthy new building with an an anticipated 72% reduction in energy usage.

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=468045

[2] Castle Square: http://www.castledeepenergy.com/

[3] LEED Platinum: http://new.usgbc.org/

[4] Deep Energy Retrofit: http://www.castledeepenergy.com/?page_id=185

[5] LED: http://inhabitat.com/how-to-switch-your-bulbs-to-leds-to-get-ready-for-the-incandescent-bulb-phase-out/

[6] solar hot water: http://inhabitat.com/eliosolar-thermal-shades-provide-solar-hot-water-for-a-new-la-home/

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