Woodcrest Retirement Residence is a “Winner” of the National Association of Home Builders 50+ Housing Award and The USGBC’s Gold Certification in the LEED for Homes Pilot Project.
The project received a GOLD certification from the USGBC’s LEED for Homes Pilot program. Recapturing the embodied energy on this previously developed site, using day lighting strategies, designing a right-sized ventilation system, and super-insulating the building shell are some of the strategies used to make the building green. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is based on a set of required “prerequisites” and a variety of “credits” in six major categories.
The project was a substantial rehabilitation that used green building techniques. The building had been occupied as an infirmary on the Felician Sisters campus in Moon Township. The Felician 75 acre campus includes motherhouse, high school and walking trails. Features from the campus such as the library, theater and school performances, and social activities with the sisters and students have been made available to the residents.
Woodcrest was redeveloped into a 4-story building that provides 59 apartments plus amenities such as library/computer area, craft room, hair salon, fitness center, multi-purpose room and van service. The property is for income-qualifying seniors, 55 years of age or older. The affordable rents include utilities.
Development type: Rental Housing For Seniors
Location: 1502 Woodcrest Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108
Total Funding: $10,106,482