Serrano is the first multi-family residential building in the San Fernando Valley to be awarded the LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for achievement in green homebuilding. The United States Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System has been adopted by the City as the basis of design for all of its new construction. What is LEED? LEED is an internationally recognized certification program that measure how well a building or community performs with energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
As a green building, Serrano offers many benefits, including environmental protection, economic advantages, and health and safety benefits, while providing an inviting, friendly and comfortable place for all tenants and visitors. Serrano's underground parking is sustainable because it eliminates large, paved surfaces exposed to sunlight. In addition, the building's roof over the commercial structure is vegetative which insulates the building helping to reduce the usage of HVAC.