Developed by DESC to create safe, permanent homes and a support system for homeless women and men, Clement Place employs the Housing First model – providing housing that is immediately accessible to individuals at risk, with on-site services to help residents remain in long-term housing. The six-story building has one hundred studio apartments above a large, open courtyard entrance, offices, meeting rooms and bike storage area. Self-performed work included earthwork, enclosure, and metals installation.
The building enclosure performs exceptionally well, with an air leakage rate of only 0.140 cfm/sf (or cubic feet/minute air leakage per square foot of building enclosure area). This is significantly tighter than the Washington State Energy Code requirement of 0.25 cfm/sf for reduced air infiltration. The project is designed and built to the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards 3.0 for Washington State.