Salishan 7 a Case Study
Join us this month for a presentation from the team behind the successful completion of the first federal Hope VI project to achieve LEED for Homes platinum rating.
91 Homes in the Tacoma Housing Authority’s redevelopment are Certified Northwest Energy Star, LEED for HOMES Platinum, and Built Green 4 Star. Although the project had many achievements, even more remarkable were the features and enhancements added (bio-swales, air barrier system, building performance and much more), as well as, the tactics and techniques employed such as the use of thermal imagery and blower door technology within the construction sequence. Ultimately, the energy savings equated to removing at least 27 homes from Tacoma’s electrical grid. But the most remarkable achievement was completing this project and providing highly energy efficient and healthy homes to those who can least afford it, within a very tight and affordable budget.
The ELeaf is proud to host Ron Hopper and Derek Johnson with Walsh Construction and Roberta Schur with Tacoma Housing Authority to discuss highlights from this cutting edge project. The panel will address issues such as: occupant challenges, building envelope durability and energy considerations, as well as costs and savings.
We hope you will join us!
Roberta Schur, Senior Project Manager| Tacoma Housing Authority
Robert Schur has 20 years of experience in the community development field working for not for profit organizations, municipalities and housing authorities. Her most recent position is Senior Project Manager at the Tacoma Housing Authority and in this position developed the Salishan HOPE VI community. Roberta has worked on affordable housing development and finance in a variety of settings in both the Seattle-Tacoma area and the Chicago area.
Ron Hopper, Quality Assurance Manager | Walsh Construction
Ron Hopper has over 40 years of experience as an architect, including 20 years with Seattle firm SMR Architects. His work has included multi-family and mixed use projects primarily with non-profit clients providing affordable housing and human services. Ron’s projects have involved urban and suburban settings, and new construction as well as extensive rehab and historic preservation.
Derek Johnson, Superintendent | Walsh Construction
Derek Johnson has 5 years of experience with Walsh Construction and over 15 years military service and currently a LTC in the Washington’s Army National Guard. His work with Walsh has included multi-family and mixed use projects and also works primarily with non-profit clients providing affordable housing and human services. Derek’s focus in Walsh Construction has been Building Envelope Science and Sustainability. Derek was the Superintendent and LEED AP for Salishan 7.