2008 MFE Awards
Merit: Green

Submitted by: Riverstone Residential Group Designed by George Watt Architecture, built by Shaw Construction, and managed by Riverstone Residential Group, the 60-unit Eagle Place affordable housing community in Lafayette, Colo., exceeds Colorado Built Green energy standards by more than 250 percent and uses 50 percent less energy than comparable housing.

The community incorporates a 322-panel, 67-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system supplemented with 96 solar thermal panels for hot water and space heating. Apartments are equipped with low-flow plumbing and Energy Star-rated appliances and light fixtures. The exterior features low-water demand landscaping.