Developer: Gerding Edlen
As you stroll amid the shops and restaurants of Keauhou Lane, enjoy the cool breeze as it gently rustles the lush native plants and trees, like ti and hala among others, that populate the walkway.
The Keauhou Lane workforce housing project with its peaceful green space was designed to be energy efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable. The landscaping incorporates low-water plants and an energy-efficient irrigation system, some of the components that led to the development’s status as the first multi-family affordable housing project on O‘ahu to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Among the other project features that contributed to the certification are a 58-panel solar hot water system that provides 40% of the building’s hot water demands, as well as the Energy Star-rated stainless steel appliances, high-efficiency LED lighting and non-toxic finishes. Additionally, all of the building’s storm water is infiltrated on-site through an underground network of dry wells and piping.
Gerding Edlen, a national leader in sustainable development and real estate investment, came up with the design for the Kamehameha Schools parcel.