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LEED BD+C: Homes v3 - LEED 2008

Sage on Jackson

1509 N. Jackson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States

LEED Platinum 2014

Sage on Jackson® raises the standard in sustainable, multi-family housing in our region. As a state-of-the-art development, this building offers cutting-edge technologies, building methods and materials, incorporates a design that requires less energy, has a low carbon footprint, and produces very little waste. Located in the heart of Milwaukee, this vibrant, urban location offers access to shopping, dining, entertainment, and all the necessities and luxuries desired for an active lifestyle. As an in-fill project, this building increases area density and provides a positive addition to the streetscape. Consisting of 20 apartments, Sage on Jackson® attracts residents who truly care about the future of our planet and residents who want to make a positive impact on their lives and in our community.

Innovations at Sage on Jackson® began with the core building structure. The exterior walls were constructed utilizing panelized, 2x8 wood framing studs with mineral wool insulation that has a superior thermal and acoustical insulation quality. Unlike other traditional wood frame buildings that create significant construction waste, Sage on Jackson® was constructed primarily in a factory where excess material is recycled. We have documented that over 88% of all construction waste from development has been recycled.

With assistance from MMSD, the building showcases a green roof that captures approximately 3,900 gallons of rainwater each time it rains, as well as approximately 5,400 gallons of additional storm water, which gets stored in a retention system located under the sidewalk. Together, these important systems divert approximately 9,300 gallons of stormwater from entering the combined Milwaukee sewer system each rainfall for years to come.

The building was designed to maximize HVAC efficiency and include redundancies to ensure consistency, comfort, and cost savings for residents. Features include 18, 300-foot-deep geothermal wells that pull heat from the ground to provide an efficient heating and cooling source for the building, quiet and efficient heat pumps in each residential unit, a 95 percent efficient boiler in the building to serve as a back-up heat source, and provide on demand heat to parking areas, and extensive thermal insulation. All of this was accomplished with minimal electrical energy consumption and extremely low carbon emissions.

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Project details
33,750 sf
26 Nov 2014
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