Katerra Snapshot | February 2020

“Katerra Snapshot” blog series is where we share more information about the many products and services we are delivering for our wonderful clients. This month we marked Katerra’s fifth year of operations, followed the progress of many building projects, and shared how we’re building smarter to exceed stringent energy codes.


Happy 5th Anniversary Katerra!

Time flies when you’re having fun reimagining the end-to-end building process. Thanks to our dedicated employees, we’ve covered a lot of ground since our founding in 2015. Here are a few of our favorite milestones over the first five years:

We look forward to the work ahead as we push to transform construction through technology – every process and every product.

CA Energy Codes: Rising Challenges

The 2019 update to California’s Energy Code – the most stringent in the nation – requires greater than 50 percent improvement in residential housing energy efficiency. The new code requires energy-efficient construction and building operations, but it also presents challenges to developers working to deliver financially viable housing.

At Katerra, we’re applying thoughtful planning, building sciences best practices and our unique end-to-end control of building design, manufacturing, construction, and operations to meet aggressive energy targets at lower cost. 

Integrated Energy Systems: Katerra chooses the smartest combination of technologies that meet both Katerra and California requirements. We have run hundreds of simulations to determine the most cost-effective design configurations across California (and beyond).

Site Design: Optimizing building orientation to aid energy code compliance and avoid additional costs.

Building Envelope: Katerra’s high performance triple-pane windows in our multifamily buildings within warmer California climates is one of the most cost-effective ways to meet energy code requirements. 

Intelligent HVAC: Up to 40 percent more efficient than typical packaged HVAC units, KOVA Intelligent HVAC uses behavioral, environmental, and unit-specific occupancy inputs to adapt, personalize and maximize comfort. 

Learn more about how Katerra is developing and curating all relevant products inside the building – lighting, windows, HVAC, and wall products – to maximize occupant comfort while driving down cost and energy use.

Project Updates

Katerra and our affiliated companies continue to deliver new buildings and renovation projects across a range of market sectors, building typologies and geographies. Below is a selection of recently completed projects. For more details on our projects, visit Katerra’s project portfolio.

Denver, CO

Edge LoHi

The Edge LoHi by Alpine Investments offers 44 upscale condominium residences with one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans. Located in LoHi, a vibrant and energetic Denver neighborhood, the building offers a modern design aesthetic, thoughtful amenities, and sweeping views and access to Downtown. 

Jersey City, NJ

Hamilton Cove

Hamilton Cove is a 15-story development by Hartz Mountain Industries. Designed by Hoboken-based Marchetto Higgins Stieve, the completed high-rise apartment complex features three taller and narrower buildings connected by a shorter, three-story base section. With 586 units and 52,231 square feet of high-end amenity space, the property offers a landscaped rooftop, outdoor pool, a theater, lounges and more.

Lodi, CA

Revel Lodi

The Revel Lodi senior living community is situated in the heart of Lodi, California’s beautiful wine country within Reynolds Ranch. Adjacent to the area’s best retail, dining, vineyards, and other entertainment, this 142-unit development features a number of amenities, including a fitness studio, full-service salon, catering, housekeeping, and concierge services, among others.

Colorado Springs, CO

Tanglewood

Katerra’s renovations group worked within a tight budget to transform three floors of various amenity spaces at this multifamily property – a testament to their ability to produce quality results regardless of financial constraints. Full interior design services were provided with upgrades to flooring, countertops, lighting fixtures and finishes. Renovated spaces include kitchen and dining areas, an arcade, and lounge.

Atlanta, GA

Marquee Club at The Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre collaborated with Lord Aeck Sargent, a Katerra Company to design its new Marquee Club, the largest one-time revitalization effort of the Fox Theatre since its 1929 grand opening. The exceptional space honors the history of the theatre while moving it into the future with premium event space and access to a rooftop terrace, providing, for the first time in decades, a view overlooking the Fox marquee and Peachtree Street.

Jersey City, NJ

The Lively

Inspired by a love of art and design, LMC’s new 18-story boutique apartment community features refined residences, a dynamic multi-arts center, and an unbeatable location in the heart of downtown Jersey City’s vibrant Powerhouse Arts District. The Lively offers 180 apartment homes, 1,343 square feet of ground-floor retail and a 14,500-square-foot space dedicated to the arts that will serve as the new home of Nimbus Dance Works, a Jersey City-based nonprofit professional dance organization.

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