CLIENT: Families Forward
LOCATION: Lake Forest, California
Families Forward, a non-profit organization serving homeless families in Orange County, needed to rehabilitate a recently purchased affordable housing development to provide a safe, healthy environment for families.
Marx|Okubo provided pro-bono services to assess the building and develop a rehabilitation scheme, which included a budget-friendly sustainability program.
Focusing on water conservation and thermal performance, we added modern water-conserving plumbing fixtures, drought-tolerant landscaping and an efficient drip-irrigation system, which will position the property to exceed federal water conservation requirements.
Additionally, we improved building envelope thermal performance by replacing all glazing with efficient dual-pane windows and sliding doors, as well as significantly upgrading wall and roof insulation.