Designed to achieve LEED Gold, Solana 101 is planned with a focus on reducing energy and water consumption and promotes alternative means of transportation to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We’ve got the power! – Solana 101 will maximize onsite renewable energy production through solar roofing and solar panels and retain that power through onsite energy storage.
Energy conservation begins with site planning – Solana 101 has been configured to integrate effective sun control, reducing heat gain and capitalize on the prevailing east-west breezes for natural ventilation reducing the conditioning loads and energy usage. Strategically placed expanses of glass and light wells draw natural light deep into spaces reducing the need and energy consumption of lighting.
Doing more in a smaller radius – Solana 101 promotes walkability and alternative means of transportation through connection north and south on Highway 101, across the pedestrian bridge to Cedros Design District, and down the bluff to the beach. The project is less than a ½ mile from the train station, provides onsite electrical vehicle parking and bike storage and has a bus stop located at the entrance. Living, working, eating, shopping and playing all at one location. Access and experience Solana Beach car free.
Water conservation is key – the landscape species including native plants and edibles are responsive to our climate, limited water resources and contribute to local ecology. The proposed irrigation system will be highly efficient and responsive to real time weather conditions. The buildings will be outfitted with low water use plumbing fixtures reducing demand of California’s precious resource.