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Gish Apartments

Aerial view of Gish Apartments.

Gish Apartments in San Jose are located right at the Gish Light Rail stop and are comprised of 35 family apartments that will remain at affordable rents for a period of 55 years. Thirty-five percent of these units are set aside for residents with developmental disabilities.  Along with numerous awards, the Gish Apartments is the first multi-family housing development in California to earn LEED for Homes Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and the ONLY building in America that is LEED for Homes and LEED NC 2.1 Gold certified.The Architect for the development is OJK ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING, AIA,an architectural firm that designed this mixed-use building to enhance the existing neighborhood. Sustainable developmental highlights for Gish Apartments include:

  • Energy-efficient windows
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Low-flow water fixtures
  • Photovoltaic electricity generation for common area use
  • Linoleum and recycled content carpet
  • No VOC/no formaldehyde cabinets
  • Low emitting paints, adhesives, sealants
  • Non-formaldehyde batt insulation
  • Recycled content interior trim and baseboard
  • Recycled content metal siding
  • Engineered structural lumber
  • Sustainable harvest teak site benches and lobby furniture
  • Reflective roof to reduce urban heat island effect
  • Brownfield cleanup site
  • Eco Passes for all residents providing free public transportation
  • Adjacent to bus and light rail
  • On-site parking for residents

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