The Emeryville Resourceful Building Project combined environmental goals with the economic and social goals of affordable housing. This three-unit project is located on an infill lot in a neighborhood of single-family houses and small apartment buildings.
The budget and design goals of this project were modest: the building endeavored to fit into and strengthen the existing neighborhood. The design incorporated resource and energy efficient measures such as the use of recycled, durable, non-toxic building materials, and job-site recycling. We utilized environmental life-cycle analysis and energy modeling to evaluate the environmental performance of alternate building assemblies.