Sustainable Fellwood - Southface Energy Institute

Sustainable Fellwood is a 27-acre grey-field site, located on the Westside of downtown Savannah, GA. Initially part of the southeast’s magnificent longleaf pine forest, then agricultural land, and finally the site of Savannah’s first housing project, Sustainable Fellwood today is envisioned as a $50 mm mixed-use development encompassing 220 Public/Affordable Housing Units (in 2 phases of a 110 each), 100 Senior Housing Units, 13 single family homeowner units, a dozen market-rate town homes, 44,000 Square feet of retail, medical, and technical space, Clubhouse, organic community garden, and significant common green space, based on two-hundred year old design elements.

This innovative development will also be Sustainable, an early entrant into the US Green Building Council’s nascent LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program, one of Southface Energy Institute’s EarthCraft Communities on the Coast and will be guided by the Smart Growth Network’s principles for diverse, walkable, distinctive, attractive communities.

Sustainable Fellwood looks to create a powerfully positive social impact on the community (job training and creation, beautiful affordable housing stock) while minimizing its impact on the environment. The design maximizes green and pervious surfaces, helping reduce stormwater runoff. Water usage is minimized through native and xeriscape landscaping outside and low-flow fixtures inside.

Energy costs are reduced through maximizing use of natural day lighting, by thermally-efficient windows and exteriors, highly-reflective roofs, and EnergyStar appliances throughout.
 

Sustainable Fellwood - Southface Energy Institute