Harborview Place has made it a priority to integrate sustainable design practices so that Green Living can find a prominent foothold on the island. From the large scale adaptive re-use of existing historic structures, to the selection of materials and products that promote energy efficiency, high indoor air quality, and water conservation, Harborview Place will make a positive contribution to the natural environment that draws thousands of visitors to the island each year.
By selecting energy efficient appliances, light fixtures, and mechanical equipment, Harborview's monthly operating costs will be lower than conventional models. Additionally, natural light fills each space reducing the need for artificial lighting and each building is insulated with both Icynene spray foam and GreenGuard batt insulation creating a completely sealed building envelope.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Low VOC paints, paperless drywall, formaldehyde-free cabinetry, a high air exchange rate and good insulation keep the interior air fresh and free of airborne allergens and pathogens.
Many of the exterior and interior materials have recycled content and are themselves recyclable.
Water conservancy is achieved through the use of dual flush toilets and low maintenance landscaping design that requires little irrigation.