The South 5th condominium complex was designed and built with an eye toward high performance and a healthy living environment by Austin-based Acero Construction.
Set on two acres in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood, the property is an example of what's good about being green.
"The goal was to make a very durable, long-lasting home that performed well from an energy standpoint and was affordable," says Acero Construction President Mike Rhodes.
The South 5th Condominiums in Austin, Texas, set out to be the finest in sustainable and energy-efficient condominium living, but also turned out to be the largest insulated concrete form project ever undertaken in the central Texas.
With ICF work on the first three-story, three-unit building completed, construction continues on the remaining 17 buildings. The project was designed with a focus on green building and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
320 Le Grande featured as photo set in Austin Fit Magazine's 2010 Swimsuit Issue.
The South 5th is featured as one of Austin's Fittest Homes for 2010.
Area homeowners are happy to make special enhancements to their homes to make life easier for Fido and Fluffy.
We are increasingly living in a dog- and cat-centered society, where people have birthday parties for their pets, put Snowball's and Fido's furry little faces on holiday cards and make appointments for doggie playdates and cat grooming sessions.
Green is the color of The South 5th, a condo project by 2301 South 5th Street LP in collaboration with Acero Construction.
“This project is significant for us because it is the largest project we have done, and our expectation is that it will set the benchmark for sustainable building in Austin,” says Mike Rhodes, P.E., LEED AP, Acero Construction and main principal of the project.
The South 5th condominium community, an urban project in south Austin, Texas, comprising 32 units on a two-acre (0.8-ha) lot with 100-year-old oak trees, has set out to quantify sustainable development through measurable performance.
To maximize insulating capacity, reduce noise transmission, improve air quality, and increase structural strength, the builder used insulated concrete forms for the primary wall system and light-gauge metal-stud construction insulated with open-cell polyurethane spray foam. All interiors use 100 percent concrete flooring; staircases, made from structural steel fabricated on site, serve as thermal chimneys to the rooftop terrace. Pervious concrete pavement was used to control stormwater runoff and help recharge groundwater and aquifers.