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Healthy Living

Optimized Design

Prioritizing Wellbeing & Sustainability from the Inside Out

Life at Heartwood goes above and beyond everyday residential living: It's a lifestyle that supports your health, happiness and comfort. It's a thoughtfully designed space that optimizes resource usage and contributes to a more sustainable tomorrow. It's a community that cares about its community.

Platinum-level certified to Earth Advantage Multifamily standards, Heartwood adheres to the very highest criteria in green building design, construction and management.

As a Fitwel® certified building as well, the community was also very thoughtfully designed with the long-term wellbeing of residents and neighbors in mind.

Healthy Living

Sustainable Sanctuary

  • Sound Insulation
  • Thermal Regulation
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Enhanced Air Quality

Power-Smart & Planet-Friendly

  • Energy-Efficient Design: Collective resource optimization efforts allow the building to operate approximately 25% more efficiently than typical multifamily residences.
  • Air Quality and Comfort: Advanced exterior building envelope and white roofing membrane for thermal comfort, utilizing MERV 13 filters to neutralize any suboptimal exterior air.
  • Heat Recovery Ventilators: Each residence uses an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) system to improve in-home air quality and regulate temperature, reducing energy demand through heat recovery.
  • Optimized Processing Systems: Energy-efficient centralized systems for heating, cooling and ventilation, with a future-ready design for all-electric water heating.
  • Electric Vehicle Support: Provision of on-site electric car charging stations through Blink Charging to encourage eco-friendly transportation.
  • Strategic Landscape Design: Weather-based irrigation systems and specialized selection of plants that lower heat absorption and require minimal water maintenance.
  • Water-Efficient Fixtures: Utilization of water-saving plumbing fixtures to reduce freshwater usage and energy.
  • Energy-Saving Appliances: Installation of Energy Star appliances, fans and LED lighting to lower energy demand.
  • Eco-Friendly Materials: Use of recycled, low-VOC and formaldehyde-free building materials for reduced environmental impact.
  • Unused Site Transformation: Re-develops the former site of the Eugene Water & Electric Board, improving upon unused land rather than displacing residences or businesses.
  • Stormwater Management: Landscape design incorporates stormwater capture and treatment to minimize runoff and protect natural water flows.
  • Solar-Ready: Configured for future photovoltaic hookup that may reduce the neighborhood's reliance on electricity from the grid by utilizing a renewable energy source.

Comfort & Community

  • Bike-Friendly Paths
  • Optimal Walkability
  • Biophilic Design
  • EV Charging Stations

Human Health & Wellbeing

  • Noise Reduction: Acoustic dampening treatment applied throughout walls, windows and floors, minimizing sound transfer between (and within) residences.
  • Thermal Regulation: Specialty coated windows to minimize solar heat gain, complemented by operable windows for natural cooling.
  • Biophilic Design: Intentionally nature-focused spaces designed to reduce stress, increase sleep quality and enhance overall wellbeing.
  • Integrated Landscaping: Seamless connection between the community and The River District through intentional landscape planning, enhancing the natural beauty of surroundings and encouraging exploration of the area.
  • Natural Light and Fresh Air: Large windows with built-in shades to control light levels; Outdoor access opportunities via unit patios/balconies and various amenity spaces; Smoke-free policies community-wide for improved respiratory health.
  • Access to Green Spaces: Nature is mere steps away, being adjacent to Eugene's Downtown Riverfront Park and scenic Willamette River Trail; Views of nature (mountains, river and greenery) are also abundant from both units and amenity areas.
  • Active Lifestyle Support: On-site fitness facility, wall-mounted bike racks in each unit, shared bike storage and maintenance station, along with direct access to the 22-mile Willamette River Trail for biking, walking or running.
  • Optimal Walkability: Located in close, walkable proximity to grocery stores, cafés and boutique retail — for convenience as well as health benefits.
  • Enhanced Stairwells: Encouraging use of stairs by implementing music, art and natural light, along with additional wayfinding signage.
  • Interactivity Spaces: Inclusion of multiple common areas to serve as gathering spaces, where residents can engage with friends or meet their neighbors.