A sustainable designed house does not always have to be expensive. There are also some residential buildings and complexes around the United States that do not just provide an affordable housing option for minimum wage earners, but also promote a sustainable living. Here are some of the impressively designed sustainable residential buildings in the United States.\n
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A sustainable designed house does not always have to be expensive. There are also some residential buildings and complexes around the United States that do not just provide an affordable housing option for minimum wage earners, but also promote a sustainable living. Here are some of the impressively designed sustainable residential buildings in the United States.
As the population in the metropolis areas in the United States like Vancouver, New York, Toronto, and Montreal rises, the cost of living also increases. In effect, residents who are minimum wage earners are left with very few options for affordable low-cost housing.
Here are some of the innovative residential buildings in the United States that are specifically designed for sustainable living.
Via Verde is 222-unit low-cost housing complex in the Bronx, New York City. It was built on a reclaimed brownfield site and was designed by Dattner Architects and Grimshaw. Via Verde has proudly achieved not only a LEED Gold certification but also the environmental responsibility guidelines set by the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program and Enterprise Green Communities.
Fougeron Architecture's Parkview Terrace is a 101-unit glass and concrete structure with sustainable house design in San Francisco. This modern yet pocket-friendly residential building does not only provide its residents with a great place to live in, it likewise features contemporary amenities like a social services center, community room, health club, beauty salon, and therapy center.
Fillmore Park is a 32-unit residential complex that provides a low-cost housing option for residents who work and earn around 70 to 100 percent of the area's medium income. This creation of David Baker Architects aims to create not just an affordable home for workers but also to build a stronger community feel and a peaceful village.
Fillmore Park is located and congregated around the open central courtyard of the bustling and highly dense district of San Francisco, the Fillmore District. It features extensive landscaping and private terraces.
60 Richmond Street East is the first of its kind in 20 years in Toronto, Canada. This impressive housing co-operative is a residential building with architecture sustainable design made by one of the country's finest architectural firms, the Teeple Architects. This urban project has successfully incorporated LEED initiatives, dynamic building program, and energy-saving strategies which help lower down maintenance cost.
Designed with reclaimed materials, 60 Richmond Street East is more than just an affordable housing option for minimum wage earners, it also promotes economical and sustainable living. Aside from providing a beautiful residential place, it also features a training kitchen as well as a restaurant located on the ground floor which is operated and owned by the residents. There is also a garden on the terrace of the sixth floor where the residents grow different types of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
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