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Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Prioritizing Wellbeing & Sustainability from the Inside Out

Life at Heartwood goes above and beyond everyday apartment living: It's a lifestyle that supports your health and comfortability. It's a thoughtfully designed space that conserves resources and contributes to a more sustainable tomorrow. It's a community that cares about its community.

As a Fitwel® certified building, Heartwood adheres to elevated standards of design and construction, to provide an elevated standard of living.

Healthy Living

Healthy Homes

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Conservation
  • Enhanced Air Quality
  • Heat & Sound Regulation

Human Health & Wellbeing

  • Enhanced Air Filtration: Utilizing MERV 13 filters in common areas and units to combat potential wildfire smoke and improve air quality.
  • Indoor Air Quality: Eliminating added urea formaldehyde and using Low VOC finishes to reduce off-gassing; enhanced ventilation systems installed for poor air quality days.
  • Health and Wellness: Secure bike storage for active lifestyles; tobacco and smoke-free policy for improved respiratory health.
  • Air Quality in Units: Enhanced unit compartmentalization and in-unit ERV systems for better air quality and energy efficiency.
  • Noise Reduction: Acoustic treatments in walls and windows, especially near noisy areas, adhering to HUD acoustical standards.
  • Optimized Window Coatings: Specially coated windows to control solar heat gain, complemented by operable windows for natural cooling.
  • Electric Vehicle Support: Provision of on-site electric car charging stations to encourage eco-friendly transportation.
  • Biophilic Design: Intentionally nature-focused spaces designed to reduce stress, increase sleep quality and enhance overall wellbeing.

Sustainable Spaces

  • Mindful Landscaping
  • Eco-Friendly Materials
  • EV Charging Stations
  • Bike-Friendly Storage

Power-Smart & Planet-Friendly

  • Eco-Friendly Materials: Increased use of recycled building materials to reduce carbon footprint and environmental impact.
  • Energy-Efficient Design: Optimized exterior building envelope for thermal comfort, air leakage reduction, and moisture control.
  • Advanced Building Envelope: Detailed construction for reduced thermal bridging and long-term durability, featuring continuous air and weather barriers.
  • Centralized Hot Water Systems: Energy-efficient centralized systems for heating, cooling, and ventilation, with a future-ready design for all-electric water heating.
  • Rooftop Heat Reduction: White roofing membrane to minimize heat absorption and mitigate the urban heat island effect.
  • Green Spaces and Rooftop Treatment: Ample green areas and specialized rooftop designs to lower heat absorption and combat the urban heat island effect.
  • Water-Efficient Fixtures: Installation of water-saving plumbing fixtures to reduce freshwater usage and energy.
  • Energy-Saving Appliances: Use of Energy Star appliances and LED lighting to lower energy demand.
  • Integrated Landscape Design: Seamlessly connecting the building to the district through a landscape featuring native plants, enhancing habitat, beauty, and reducing irrigation needs.
  • Stormwater Management: Incorporating stormwater capture and treatment in the landscape design to minimize runoff and protect natural water flows.