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LEED BD+C: Multifamily Midrise v3 - LEED 2008

Keauhou Lane

502 Keawe St Building A
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States
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LEED Platinum 2018

Keauhou Lane is located in Kaka’ako, a new neighborhood in the heart of Honolulu centered around the arts, culture and the creative hub which is building on empowering creativity, cultivating innovation and building a truly unique, local community.

The property consists of a six-story building with ground floor restaurant/retail space and five floors of residential units. Approximately 20 percent of the site is dedicated to public open space, with a large pedestrian lane traversing the property to provide an enhanced streetscape experience and also provide direct connection to a future Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s (“HART”) station.

Keauhou Lane is under the reserved housing program, providing apartments to individuals and families earning up to 80 percent and 100 percent of Honolulu’s gross median income. The residential units were designed to meet a variety of potential renter profiles with a balanced mix of studios, one- bedroom and two-bedroom floorplans. In addition, the second-floor podium deck provides an opportunity for recreational and community gatherings as well as planting areas which, similar to the ground floor, are part of the property’s stormwater management system.

The development team collaborated to overcome construction hurdles regarding: construction waste management (in a tight urban setting on an island with limited recycling); material sourcing (on an island); and a ruling on Mid-Rise Certification that requires energy modeling to include future commercial spaces. The team remained dedicated and found sustainability champions in everyone involved, from a dedicated owner to an unassuming construction superintendent.

Keauhou Lane is designed to operate 17 percent more efficiently than a comparable building, which is impressive in a location where utility costs are very high and the resources to produce them are limited. Sustainability features include a 58-panel solar hot water system that meets 40% of the domestic hot water load. While building a LEED Platinum affordable multifamily property had some challenges, the project’s sustainability success was driven by the engagement of the Owner, design team and construction team, with guidance from the sustainability consultant, verde.

Promoting the local environment was important to the viability of the project. This focus led to the selection of ‘Down to Earth,’ a local and beloved organic and natural health food store, to anchor Keauhou Lane’s retail space.

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Project details
Size
122,513 sf
Certified
23 Jan 2018
Data Reporting
Energy Update
Water Update
Transportation Update
Waste Update
Human Experience Update

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