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Earth Day 2010 San Diego: Building a Greener Downtown

San Diego’s new Hotel Indigo is LEED certified.

The Earth Day announcement was made Yester at Strata, a new, 24-story luxury apartment tower slated to be the first LEED Silver-certified residential high-rise in the city.

Strata and its neighbor, the LEED-certified Hotel Indigo, were two of the first projects to use CCDC’s incentive program that allow developers to add square footage to their projects in exchange for installing green roofs. The rooftop plants serve as insulation, reducing the energy needed for heating and cooling. and they improve downtown air quality. Read More