People’s Self-Help Housing Property Receives LEED Platinum Certification

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Santa Barbara County, April 28, 2021 –  People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH)’s property Guadalupe Court has received a platinum award through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. This achievement is also notable as the first property in the City of Guadalupe to receive this designation.

“Environmental sustainability is a core value at People’s Self-Help Housing,” said Director of Construction, Todd Broussard. “We are committed to building and operating our developments through practices that impact the environmental as little as possible. We are extremely proud to be adding another LEED Platinum certified property to our portfolio.”

Reviewed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED Certification is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building types, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership. Reaching the platinum level of certification requires exceeding sustainable measures in areas such as water efficiency, energy usage, materials, and indoor environmental quality.

Guadalupe Court was completed in Fall 2020 and provides 38 rental units to local farmworkers. Resident amenities include a beautifully landscaped outdoor courtyard, onsite laundry facilities with water-wise appliances, an accessible playground, and a community center with energy efficiencies. As part of the LEED certification, the property has incorporated numerous green features, including a greywater landscaping system, insulated hot water piping, and a solar system for the benefit of all residents.

To learn more, visit pshhc.org.

About People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH)

Founded in 1970, PSHH is the longest-serving nonprofit affordable housing organization on the Central Coast. With a mission of building homes and providing services to strengthen communities and change lives, PSHH serves low-income households, working families, seniors, veterans, farmworkers, those living with disabilities and the formerly homeless. It also provides homeownership opportunities through a self-help, “sweat equity” program that has seen over 1,200 homes successfully completed. PSHH has a presence in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Monterey counties, manages over 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 staff members. For more information, visit pshhc.org, email info@pshhc.org or phone (805) 781-3088.

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Media Contact: communications@pshhc.org, (805) 878-8328

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