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WoodCrest Retirement Residence

Retirement Residence
is "GREEN"

MOON TWP. – a.m. Rodriguez Associates inc., an award winning developer with 6 existing senior housing properties in the Pittsburgh area redeveloped WoodCrest Retirement Residence into a 4-story building that will provide 59 apartments for qualifying seniors, 55 years of age and over.

WoodCrest Retirement Residence has been redeveloped using "Green Building" techniques from an existing residential four-story building (St. Joseph Hall) that was used to house frail nuns at the Felician Sisters Convent and School in Moon Township.

What is a Green Building?

A green building is friendly to the environment and healthy for the occupants. Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal. WoodCrest was designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

There was a high degree of care put into the selection of materials and mechanical systems at WoodCrest. The building operates so that there is always fresh air even in the winter months introduced into the building. In addition, materials are selected to be low VOC. VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds.

Materials like carpeting, resilient flooring, glue, foam furniture, paints and other finishes, can contain VOC's that off-gas, polluting the air inside buildings. Often the air inside the building can be more polluted than urban outside air. This has been shown to aggravate pulmonary disease including, asthma, COPD and emphysema. WoodCrest has a very low level of VOC's making it easier for seniors to breathe. Some of the GREEN features at WoodCrest include:

The "Green Building" techniques used at WoodCrest should result in a LEED for homes certification of silver for the redevelopment. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. The Green Building Council members, representing every sector of the building industry, developed and continue to refine LEED. The rating system addresses six major areas:

The construction of WoodCrest Retirement Residence was financed by the Allegheny Department of Economic Development, John Hancock, and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Developer, a.m. Rodriguez Associates, inc., architects, design by us & Lami Grubb Architects, and general contractor, Sota Construction Services, Inc. all skillfully executed the redevelopment of an old structure using green-building techniques, which created affordable housing for seniors.

WoodCrest Retirement Residence truly is… More Than Just a Place to Live.

For more information, please contact:

WoodCrest Retirement Residence
1502 Woodcrest Avenue
Moon, PA 15108

Email: WoodCrest Retirement Residence

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