UCLA Westwood Village Case Study

Facade Replacement/Energy Efficiency Renovation

Project Goals

  • Increase the comfort and safety of the tenants.
  • Enhance the aesthetics of the facade.
  • Decrease energy consumption.
  • Maximize the market value of the property.
New dual glazed windows and doors, decreasing decibel levels from street noise

Increase Comfort and Safety

  • New mini-split AC systems which run in silent mode, also HEPA filtering the incoming air.
  • New dual glazed windows and doors, decreasing decibel levels from street noise.
  • New safety guardrails @ balconies, meeting updated City of Los Angeles safety codes.
  • Complete seismic structural retrofit, meeting updated City of Los Angeles safety codes.
New safety guardrails @ balconies, meeting updated City of Los Angeles safety codes

Enhance Aesthetics of Façade

  • Removed original wall mounted AC units, filled in voids with new smooth finish plaster.
  • Replaced original stipple plaster w/new smooth finish plaster.
  • Added new 6mm A.C.M. rainscreen wall assembly.
  • Replaced original doors and windows.
  • Replaced original guardrails w/new decorative type.
New, cool energy efficient single ply roof system

Decrease Energy Consumption

  • Installed new energy efficient mini-split AC systems, reducing BTU usage by 70.58%.
  • Installed new energy efficient windows and doors, saving 30% thermal loss on heating and air conditioning.
  • Removed hot tar/gravel 3 ply roof and installed new, cool energy efficient single ply roof system, decreasing the energy load on the apartment units underneath by 30%.
  • Installed “rainscreen” wall panel system @ south facing elevation, reducing thermal load/loss by 30% where installed.
Maximize the Market Value of the Property

Maximize the Market Value of the Property

The facade renovation produced a $374,400 rent roll increase, a 20% gain.

  • Annual rent roll before construction = $38,400 x 52 units = $1,996,800
  • Annual rent roll after construction = $45,600 x 52 units = $2,371,200

Exposed Fastener Rainscreen Assembly

Exposed Fastener Rainscreen Wall Assembly

Rainscreen Definition

A double-wall construction that uses an outer layer to keep out the rain and inner layer to provide thermal insulation, prevent excessive air leakage and carry wind loading. The surface breathes just like a skin as the inner layer reduces energy losses.

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