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Construction Begins on Eco-friendly Apartments for Santa Clara University Students

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 15 - Construction of a new student housing community at Santa Clara University is now underway. Upon completion in fall 2011, this new, eco-friendly residential community, designed by KTGY, will provide 400 beds for the University's junior and senior students.

"Santa Clara University is excited to have its first eco-friendly housing complex for students, especially since the University's mission is to become more sustainable and climate neutral," said Joe Sugg, assistant vice president of University Operations at SCU. "While we teach our students about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling, the best way to lead is by example."
The new student housing is located at 1260 Campbell Avenue on 5.18 acres of land spanning both the cities of Santa Clara and San Jose. The urban infill site is directly adjacent to SCU’s Stephen Schott Stadium and within easy walking distance to University classes and events as well as rail transit.
Designed under the Build It Green standards, which incorporates the latest in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, resource conservation, and water conservation, the new housing is being built on the site of a former commercial/industrial building. Some of the eco-friendly design features include:
  • Energy Star-rated lighting and windows
  • Dark Sky compliant exterior lighting
  • Water-saving fixtures in the bathrooms
  • High efficiency dual-flush toilets
  • Trash and recycling receptacles made from recycled content
  • Zero volatile organic compound (VOC) interior paints and low VOC interior finishes and adhesives
  • Building materials that contain recycled content and do not emit harmful chemicals
The thoughtfully planned student apartment homes will range in size from one bedroom, one bath at 604 square feet to four bedrooms, two bathrooms at 1,382 square feet. The new student residential community will feature a 4,500-square-foot student services center, which includes a spacious multipurpose event room with a kitchen and support services facility. Outdoor amenities include social and recreation areas plus bike storage.
Applications for the new community will be accepted starting Feb. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Learn more.
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, theology, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see
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