Since Arizona has historically relied on master planning because of the state’s harsh environment, it’s no surprise that green construction has taken off in the area. Phoenix even adopted the International Green Construction Code recently, and the Optima Kierland towers will be among the first to implement those principles.
While Optima Kierland will provide amenities standard to similar luxury construction, it also places a special priority on efficiency. Its vertical landscape system helps to reduce ambient temperature and filter the air, while special glass also provides energy savings. The developers also placed the towers’ parking underground, opting to use the surrounding property as a public park system.
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