Energy Efficiency
  • Solterra features a 334 kilowatt photovoltaic system that provides up to 100% of the electricity to the community including the apartments
  • Community and apartments are equipped with Nest smart thermostats with web enabled remote control to maximize efficiency
  • Every apartment is equipped with GE Energy Star appliances to reduce energy usage
  • In home displays for residents to keep track of their energy usage and learn to be more efficient
  • All apartments have high efficiency laundries-the dryers are natural gas and the washing machines have a water factor of 5.0
  • Ceiling Fans located in every apartment to reduce energy cost and consumption by offsetting the use of air conditioners
  • Solar Energy is used to assist in heating the pool and spa
  • Dual-pnaed, Low-E, vinyl windows have been installed to reduce heat from the sun as well as heat loss in cooler months-thus increasing energy efficiency and lowering kilowatt usage
  • The community Center includes solar shades in the Sports Club to prevent heat gain thereby maximizing energy efficiencies
  • High SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) air conditioning in employed to lower energy costs (up to 40%), reduce hot spots and excess humidity, and yields longer equipment life expectancy
Water Efficiency
  • Synthetic turf which requires no irrigation has been used throughout the community in lieu of natural grass (*in most areas)
  • Irrigation controllers with on site weather stations maximize irrigation effectiveness
  • Irrigation was designed with high efficiency rotor heads and drip systems
  • Our landscaping incorporates native California and Mediterranean plants which are drought tolerant and requires relatively low supplemental irrigation
Green Construction
  • Garages are pre-wired for electric vehicle charging station capabilities
  • Solterra exceeds California’s Energy Efficiency standards for Residential and Non Residential Buildings (Title 24) by more than 19%
  • Use of low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints which have fewer hazardous fumes or toxins
  • The building insulation elements have been installed under the inspection of the HERS rating agency
  • The HVAC ducts have been tested (HERS rater) for leakage to insure the highest possible energy efficiency
Green lifestyle
  • All cleaning products used by employees and vendors are Green Seal, Ecologo, or Design for the Environment Certified
  • Community recycling program has dedicated bins for glass, paper, aluminum, and plastic materials
  • Solterra is situated within walking distance to many employers, retailer and entertainments attractions that reduce the need for automobile transportation
  • Community is equipped with bike racks throughout to encourage a greener mode of transportation
  • Saltwater pool eliminates chemical exposure to skin, eyes, hair and clothing
  • Reusable tote bags and water bottles are supplied to every residents upon move in
  • Leasing Office staff conducts business as paperless as possible
In The News EcoLIVING Fact Sheet Solterra’s Solar Generation

Never before has this level of eco-friendly features been used in a residential apartment community of this kind—all without sacrificing a bit of the resort-style living experience. And it’s not just talk. Check the eco-benefits table below for a running tally of just how earth-friendly Solterra EcoLuxury apartments in San Diego, CA really are.