Skylar at Playa Vista – MFE Award Winner

Multifamily Executive

November 23, 2015

Skylar at Playa Vista

For LEED Platinum – Certified Skylar at Playa Vista, Developer KB Home and Architect KTGY Group presented a universal-design layout and stringent energy-efficiency standards to appeal to the 55+ demographic’s hearts and wallets. KB Home actually achieved a level of efficiency ranked 42.7% higher than California’s Title 24 code required, saving residents approximately 40% on their monthly energy bills. The green features include a cool roof; large north-, east-, and west-facing windows with solar shading; pervious pavers for biofiltration; solar panels to power outdoor lighting; optional solar energy to power individual units; low-flow fixtures and high- efficiency irrigation; Energy Star lighting and appliances; and electric-vehicle charging stations. The single-level layouts and elevator access are perfect for the baby boomer market, and all plans include several universal-design elements to maximize functionality and comfort as residents’ needs change over time. The community is being completed in phases, with the final phases expected to be completed by June 2016. —K.D.

Best LEED Platinum-Certified:
Skylar at Playa Vista
Location: Playa Vista, Calif.
Developer/Builder: KB Home
Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning
Opened: April 2014
Number of Units: 93
Unit Mix: Three and Four-Bedrooms
Sales Price: $1,269,990 to $1,414,990