Sunday, November 18, 2007

Living Green at 9onF

There are many cool infill projects going up in the grid and this is one of them. Not long ago I got to go on a tour of the 9onF townhouse project located on the 1400 block of F Street and walked away impressed. 9onF has nine eco-friendly homes squeezed onto what had once been vacant lot for decades. From the street there are two Victorian and contemporary styled homes and then behind them are seven more townhouses that fit snug into the court yard and alley.



In these times where going green is a BIG plus, this new community fits the bill. All the units are certified LEED-H from silver to gold. The project even has a geothermal heating and cooling water system which is the ability to heat and cool your home with the earth's groundwater. There are also a number of other green features in this project like non-toxic products, eco-friendly resources and many other energy saving features.



The location is also great, 9onF is only a few blocks from lots of restaurants on the 16th Street and J Street corridors. With so many other big projects getting the spot light in the midtown area, I thought this project was unique in it's green ways and also needed to be featured. I hope to see more eco-friendly green projects like this. http://www.9onf.com/green.php



6 comments:

Levi@ljurban.com said...

A welcome addition to the core! Great project both from a tight urban design angle as well as being the most sustainable project to date in Sacramento! More like this one will be a good thing for our city

jdrucker@49mile.com said...

We're encouraged by the great responses we've received for both design and aggressively "green" finishes...
I look forward to getting the next model and remaining units completed in the coming weeks.
Many people have been asking me: "Exactly how does Geothermal Air-Conditioning work?" This is really one of the coolest technologies with energy costs less than 50% of traditional HVAC and no units in the backyard to deafen a mid-summer's BBQ - my explanation can't do this technology justice, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_heat_pump
or the manufacturer's website:
http://www.climatemaster.com/index/res_geothermal_index

Hope to see you out there!

wburg said...

Outstanding. This is the kind of infill I root for. At some point I've got to get some of the folks doing green restoration of historic homes (making old homes more energy efficient, in addition to not adding their old-growth timber to the landfills) and some of the folks doing new green buildings together for a powwow. Of course, a lot of 'em may be the same people...

Erik Hoyt said...

What a beautiful project and I didn't even know it existed before this post. I'll be sure to check it out in person!

wburg said...

I just realized that this property also offers a lovely view of the historic Dorothea Puente house!

TowerDistrict said...

^^^ nice... i'm thinking a remake of Rear Window set in Sacramento.

this is a cool project. thanks for the pics and description!