Achieving Optimum Sustainability
C&C Development’s mission is to create quality affordable housing that is both attractive and sustainable. Two of C&C’s newest multifamily developments — Terraces at Santiago in Santa Ana and Serrano Woods in Orange — have earned Gold LEED certifications, underscoring the company’s commitment to build sustainable housing at every opportunity. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.
In addition to achieving high standards of energy efficiency, C&C’s projects are located primarily in urban infill areas such as Terraces at Santiago and the Depot at Santiago that are close to public transportation as well as retail and community services, greatly enhancing their walkability. According to a number of studies, locating a residential development such as Terraces at Santiago near public transit can greatly improves its desirability from an affordability and sustainability viewpoint.