Century Center Towers Achieves LEED Certification

The City of San Jose has a new LEED certified building to celebrate.  The 422,863 SF mixed-use project offers two 12-story residential towers over commercial space, with a podium level pool and gym.

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The project benefits from savings on some key components:

Energy: Century Center Towers uses 34% less energy than a similar typical residential tower.  A cool roof and light colored pavers on the podium help reduce Heat Island effect (helpful around that pool!).  Additionally, all systems have been commissioned to ensure that they are working at optimal performance.

Water:  Through the use of water-efficient landscaping and xeriscaping, the project has reduced outdoor water use by a whopping 61%.  Indoor water savings are 22% over baseline.

Connectivity:  Century Center Tower’s location cuts down on carbon emissions from transportation.  Situated near bus lines, light rail, and the airport, it also provides ample bike storage for residents and visitors.  Eight EV-charging stations have been installed in the parking structure for those zero emissions-friendly commuters.

Materials: Over 30% of the materials used in the project are local/regional (produced within 500 miles).  Additionally, over 90% of construction waste was diverted from landfills.

Daylighting:  Just about every square foot of the spaces (91%) enjoys natural daylighting, providing a great environment for productivity and healthy living.

We’d like to congratulate all the members of the team on this well-deserved recognition:

Builder: Swenson

Architect: Swenson

Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing: Emerald City Engineers

LEED Consultant: In Balance Green Consulting

Landscape: The Guzzardo Partnership

Civil: Kier & Wright