Month: July 2014

Construction Update: Week of July 14, 2014

The unusually cool and dry weather has provided pleasant working conditions for the crew working on the El Moore this week. Up on the roof, where cool breezes pour through the cabins, workers are installing new doorwalls and windows, providing spectacular views of the surrounding neighborhood. Weatherized metal siding is continuing to be added to …

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El Moore or E.L. Moore?

Imagine our surprise and delight when we happened upon this June blog post referencing the El Moore development in, of all places, a model railroad building blog called 30 Squares. What, we wondered, does model railroad building have to do with our sustainable rehab of a historic Detroit apartment building? It turns out that the answer’s all in the name. Our railroad …

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Goals for Sustainability at the El Moore

To maintain the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ the El Moore development team approached multiple areas within the bottom line categories of environment, economic and community to set specific goals. These goals are area specific and purposefully try to positively affect the building’s sustainability through certain actions. The areas being approached for development are Energy, Waste, Water, …

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