• Grand Canyon Multi-family Employee Housing
  • Grand Canyon Multi-family Employee Housing
  • National Park Service

    Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

    The RMH Group provided mechanical and electrical engineering for a multi-family housing development to provide Grand Canyon National Park employees with a modern and sustainable option for nearby housing. Sustainable features include energy-efficient windows and lighting, a point-specific mechanical system that delivers heat to the floor through electric baseboard heating, and use of ceiling fans for ventilation, which eliminates the need for mechanical cooling. Other sustainable features include standard low-flow water fixtures and an irrigation system that uses 100% reclaimed water. Each unit was aligned for optimum southern exposure for winter light and heat, all have solar panels on south facing roofs, include “dark sky”-compliant lighting, incorporate the use of native plants, and include reclaimed water irrigation systems. Any areas disturbed during the construction were 100% restored with vegetative cover from native seeds and plants grown by the National Park Service at the Grand Canyon. This project is certified LEED Platinum under the LEED for Homes rating system. The project team achieved 84 LEED Platinum points, exceeding the required minimum of 81 points.  
 

Grand Canyon Multi-family Employee Housing

National Park Service

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

The RMH Group provided mechanical and electrical engineering for a multi-family housing development to provide Grand Canyon National Park employees with a modern and sustainable option for nearby housing. Sustainable features include energy-efficient windows and lighting, a point-specific mechanical system that delivers heat to the floor through electric baseboard heating, and use of ceiling fans for ventilation, which eliminates the need for mechanical cooling. Other sustainable features include standard low-flow water fixtures and an irrigation system that uses 100% reclaimed water. Each unit was aligned for optimum southern exposure for winter light and heat, all have solar panels on south facing roofs, include “dark sky”-compliant lighting, incorporate the use of native plants, and include reclaimed water irrigation systems. Any areas disturbed during the construction were 100% restored with vegetative cover from native seeds and plants grown by the National Park Service at the Grand Canyon. This project is certified LEED Platinum under the LEED for Homes rating system. The project team achieved 84 LEED Platinum points, exceeding the required minimum of 81 points.

 

Certifications

Certified LEED for Homes Platinum