ALTURA TOWN CENTER
Location: Woodfin, NC
353,500 SF New Construction (incl. retail, underground parking and residential)
Altura Town Center is a mixed used development in a planned sustainable resort
community in western North Carolina. The project consists of three buildings located in
24,000 SF of the landscaped public plaza. The public plaza has a water stream and an
amphitheatre as a focal point. The retail space is located on the plaza level and
residential space occupied 3 levels above. There are total 103 residential units ranging
from 620 SF studios to a 3626 SF penthouse with loft space.
The following is the sustainable features incorporated into the project:
•Geothermal heat pump systems for the retail space
•Solar-driven radiant floor heating and liquid desiccant cooling systems for
•Harvested rainwater use for toilet flushing, landscape irrigation, and plaza
water features as well as for fire protection.
•Photovoltaic panels as window shades to power public area like corridors and
•150 Solar thermal panels to shade parking garage top floor and produce thermal
energy for the radiant floor heating and liquid desiccant cooling system
•Solar orientation and passive heating for more than 50% of residential units.
•Use of locally harvested, recycled, renewable, natural, and no/low VOC building
•Use of wood products from sustainably managed forests.
•Use of native plants for landscaping
•Biological sewage treatment (Living Machine)
850 West Morgan Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 I Tel. 919.832.6303 Fax. 919.832.3339
Altura Town Center