2021 All-Electric Leader Award – Project in Design
Location: Menlo Park
Building Type: multi-family affordable housing, new construction
Status: in design
Project Size: 160,179 square feet
Year of Expected Completion: 2023
Owner: MidPen Housing
Gateway Family is located in Menlo Park on a site that currently operates as 82 affordable homes. Gateway Family will be a 3-4 story wood frame, elevator-served building. The building’s unit mix consists of 66 one-bedroom units, 50 two-bedroom units, and 24 three-bedroom units. There will be 177 surface parking spaces, including 15 handicap spaces and 14 EV charging spaces.
MidPen Housing is committed to sustainable development including the use of advanced green building methods, recycled content materials, energy-efficient and water-efficient appliances, and drought-tolerant and native landscaping.
Gateway Family will be an all-electric property and expects to achieve a LEED Gold rating. High-efficiency heating, air conditioning and assemblies reduce energy use. All units will have Energy Star appliances as well as energy-efficient light fixtures and water-efficient plumbing fixtures. Ample double-pane low emissivity windows will be installed in apartments to maximize natural daylight and ventilation and minimize cooling loads. Filtered fresh air through ceiling ducts and exhaust fans will also be installed to provide ventilation when windows are closed.
- On-site 85 kW solar photovoltaic system
- Heat pump water heaters
- Energy Star appliances