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Leed Gold

Three-Story Retirement and Assisted Living Apartments Pursuing LEED® Gold


With its low pitch roof, red tile, round towers, airy arcades and smooth stucco finish, Crestavilla brings modern day sustainability necessities to the California Spanish Colonial revival. Consisting of ecofriendly construction, reduction in energy use, and aiming for indoor-outdoor connectivity, the new facility aims to not only create a refreshing living space, but to reduce environmental impact.

The facility will be licensed as a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE) by the California Department of Social Services. The project consists of 201 units in total broken down into 176 independent/assisted living ranging from 445 sf to 1232 sf units, and 25 memory care units ranging from 375 sf to 532 sf. In addition the facility contains on-site common areas of communal dining, social activities, fitness, entertainment, and a spiritual center. Outdoor amenities include a 15,000 sf roofdeck, pool and spa, gardens, walking paths, courtyard patios and sitting areas.

Located off the intersection of Niguel Road and Crown Valley Parkway in the city of Laguna Niguel, CA, the project is within close proximity of bus lines and everyday services.

VCA Green was proud to be the green consultant of record for this innovative project.

 Why the Developer Chose LEED?


Steadfast Companies is committed to treating people and the environment with respect and integrity. Already focusing on projects that benefit communities, Steadfast is moving forward by pursuing LEED.

LEED is seen as a premier industry benchmark that will help measure sustainable performance. Value is derived from better planned, designed, and built properties. Steadfast believes that their LEED certified building can help contribute to these higher satisfaction ratings and encourage similar projects to do the same.


Facility Type:  Mixed use Residential

Facility Size: 291,944 sf

Number of Units: 201

Location: Laguna Niguel


Fixture water use reduction: 20%

Exceeds California’s Energy Code performance by: 16%

Construction Waste diverted from landfills: 75%

Project Density: 17.44 DU/Acre

Exemplary performance in location to public transportation and community services, and heat island non-roof reduction

LEED FACTS — LEED for New Construction

GOLD: 66 points

Exemplary performance in location to public transportation and community services, and heat island non-roof reduction

Sustainable Sites: 26/26 – (23 of a possible 26 points)

Water Efficiency: 2/10

Energy & Atmosphere: 20/35

Materials & Resources: 6/14

Indoor Environmental Quality: 10/15

Innovation in Design: 2/6

Regional Priority: 3/4




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