Blueberry Ridge Senior Housing- LEED Platinum

Blueberry Ridge is a low-income senior housing development that is anticipating a LEED platinum or gold rating. With those goals, this is a project that redefines the preconceived notions of what public housing can provide and achieve. Energy, lighting, water and materials efficiency have all been optimized to achieve the highest number of LEED credits and to reduce maintenance costs and utility bills as much as possible. Despite the constraints of budget and site, most of which is in a flood plain or TVA easement, the residents will enjoy a common park space with an accessible community garden, gazebo and constructed creek bed.

Blueberry Ridge will provide 30 two bedroom units and is anticipated to reduce energy use by 33% over a conventional residential building. All units will be visit-able and one third of the units will be fully wheel chair accessible with accommodations including custom kitchen cabinetry adjusted for ease of use, roll-in shower and accessible bathroom shelving.

LEED Homes Scorecard PLATINUM 93/136
Location and Linkages

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Sustainable Sites

17 of 22

Water Efficiency

6 of 15

Energy & Atmosphere

16 of 38

Material & Resources

12 of 16

Indoor Environmental Quality

15 of 21


09 of 10

Awareness & Education

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Design Team

Elizabeth Eason Architecture LLC., Architect
Hedstrom Design, Landscape Architect
Land Water Engineering, Civil Engineer
Facilities Systems Consultants, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineers
Bender and Associates, Structural Engineer