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BDR Holdings: Sonata at Columbia Station

Positioned on the corner of S Alaska St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Way S near the Columbia City light rail station, this new 91-unit transit-oriented development is certified both Built Green 4-Star and National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Bronze level. Committed to building green, BDR HoldingsSonata building obtained 535 points on the multifamily checklist—135 points over the required 400 points for 4-Star.

Some of the Built Green credits that aided them in achieving their high score were using low-toxicity, low-VOC products, no added urea formaldehyde (NAUF) millwork and cabinets, and CRI Green Label Plus carpets throughout the building. Part of their energy savings comes from the centralized high-efficiency gas water heater, the extra roof insulation above the sheathing, and the rooftop PV array. Outside of the building, all landscaping is drought-tolerant, surfaces are pervious to allow for water infiltration, and nontoxic outdoor materials were used to finish off landscaping.

Vital Stats

Section

Points

Location: Seattle
Star Level: 4-Star
Checklist: Multifamily Residential New Construction (v. 2009)
Verifier: Evergreen Certified
Site and Water 194
Energy Efficiency 117
Health and Indoor Air Quality 135
Material Efficiency 89
  Total Score 535

 

Sonata offers a mix of studios, 1-bedrooms, and 2-bedrooms, along with an abundance of amenities for the tenants. Amenities include a rooftop deck with a viewing area for outdoor movies, fire pits, a barbecue for grilling, and a pet relief station. Within the building, you’ll find a heated bike storage room with a separate entrance to avoid tracking contaminates throughout the building, onsite storage, and common spaces for residents to socialize.

BDR Holdings Sonata Apartments at Columbia Station Built Green 4-Star exterior with mountain view and nearby light rail. Photo credit: Heiser Media

Built Green Highlights

Site and Water

  • Nontoxic outdoor material used for landscaping
  • Drip irrigation with rain sensor
  • Low-flow lavatory, showerheads, and kitchen fixtures
  • Rooftop community space accessible to all tenants
  • Transit-oriented development

Energy Efficiency

  • A ceiling fan in all units
  • Units sub-metered for water and electricity
  • High-efficacy lighting with motion sensor dimmers
  • Energy Star appliances
BDR Holdings Sonata Apartments at Columbia Station Built Green 4-Star roof deck. Photo credit: Heiser Media
BDR Holdings Sonata Apartments at Columbia Station Built Green 4-Star kitchen. Photo credit: Heiser Media
BDR Holdings Sonata Apartments at Columbia Station Built Green 4-Star living room with ceiling fan. Photo credit: Heiser Media
 

Health and Indoor Air Quality

  • Non-smoking building
  • VaproShield WRB with rainscreen beneath the siding
  • Foundation drainage mat
  • Quiet Energy Star exhaust fans

Materials Efficiency

  • Longer-lasting materials used on and in the building
  • Finished concrete floors on main level
  • Recycling and trash stations on every level
  • Abundant use of locally produced materials
  • +40% recycled content carpet tiles in the hallways
  • +40% recycled content insulation used throughout
BDR Holdings Sonata Apartments at Columbia Station Built Green 4-Star tenant common space. Photo credit: Heiser Media
BDR Holdings Sonata Apartments at Columbia Station Built Green 4-Star bicycle storage room. Photo credit: Heiser Media

 

Photos provided by Heiser Media.

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