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gables park tower earns AEGB 4 star rating

Jenny Wiebrand of Gables, accepting her plaque.

In a ceremony hosted by Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) today, Gables Park Tower was awarded with the hard-earned 4-star rating. dwg. provided design services for the green roofs at Gables Park Tower and is proud to have played a part in earning this prestigious designation.

Austin Energy Green Building rates the sustainability of new and remodeled buildings for three markets: Single Family, Multifamily and Commercial. 4-stars is the highest designation that can be achieved.

The design and construction of Gables Park Tower was an opportunity for the client to showcase their commitment to sustainable living. The building is located in the Seaholm EcoDistrict, the City of Austin’s first entry into the national EcoDistricts pilot program, which is a model for urban regeneration and community development focusing on social, economic and ecological innovation.

Aerial shot of the project, highlighting our green roof designs.

The project’s location offers residents a variety of transportation options, encouraging multi-modal transportation to and from the site. Bicycle parking and electric vehicle charging stations are available in the parking garage.

A landscape-integrated bio-filtration pond provides filtration for all stormwater runoff from Gables Park Tower and keeps sediment and pollutants in stormwater from entering Lady Bird Lake.

Dependency on irrigation was reduced by using native plants and efficient equipment.

Congratulations to Gables and the entire project team!